The research from Vision Critical was carried out on the 20th January 2014 and researched 1,998 respondents.
It revealed that social media also influences our approaches as “What’s app”, the name of a popular messaging service, featured at number six in the top 10 suggestions – or could that be the famous Budweiser greeting from the Superbowl ad and subsequent airings on TV?
Almost a third of the survey (31%) admit that chat-up lines have worked on them. More than half (58%) think that chat-up lines work well in person and 65% agree that they don’t work well online or via text messages.
Pushing the Love Inn concept still further, Greene King held a series of free dating events in its pubs up and down the country yesterday on ‘Love Inn Day’.
“It’s hard for many people to make that first approach so a chat-up line can really break the ice,” commented Greene King’s Mark Blythman, “The atmosphere in a friendly pub lends itself perfectly to meeting new people. Why not have a go at rolling out a well-loved chat-up line down your local and see if something blossoms?”
The top 10 most popular chat-up lines?
1. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
2. Hello gorgeous.
3. Can I buy you a drink?
4. Get your coat, you’ve pulled.
5. How you doin’?
6. What’s app?
7. Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
8. How do you like your eggs for breakfast?
9. Do you come here often?
10. You must be tired…because you’ve been running through my mind all night.
Women preferred “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven” whereas men’s number one preference was the simple “Hello gorgeous”.
Other less smarmy chat-up lines included:
“Do you know how much a polar bear weighs?
— Me neither, but it broke the ice”
The more vomit-inducing chat-ups ran along the lines of:
“Do you have any raisins that I could have? How about a date instead?” (double-retch!!) or “Let me get you out of those wet clothes”, after having licked a finger and dabbed it on their shoulder (desperate retch)….