The women aren’t just talk, either, with four in ten having agreed to a date with a suitor who’s used a cheesy line on them, and one in ten even going on to have a long-term relationship with their admirer. If I told you that you had a nice body, would you hold it against me? Do you mind if I stare at you up close instead of from across the room? Hi, I just wanted to give you the satisfaction of turning me down. I seem to have lost my number, can I have yours instead?
The best way to a woman’s heart is, apparently, through a cheesy chat-up line. There must be something wrong with my eyes, I can’t take them off you.15.
Women like a guy with a good sense of humour, and a good chat-up line can be a great way of displaying that men have one.
'It also takes confidence to pull off a successful chat-up line, which is another quality that can leave many women feeling weak at the knees.‘However, with the reputation chat-up lines have, it is going to take a brave guy to give it a go, but as long as you keep it light-hearted and don’t take it too seriously, you could find you are in luck.‘Chat-up lines may be cheesy but it looks like the mark of a true gent here in UK could be his opening one-liner after all.’Fortunately for the women who secretly love corny lines, the study of 3,000 Britons found that men are also in favour of the cheesy approach, with one in five believing a classic chat-up line is the best way to break the ice.
I met all sorts of people, from all over the world, older and younger, and each seemingly as desperate for a true connection as I. Should I be blaming my mother, or my – mostly absent – father for feeling that something was eternally missing? I was born to a woman that didn't much want children, and who fell foul to postnatal depression a good couple of decades before the term was even coined.
And for a while at least, it all felt harmless and innocent, and fun. My father leaving didn't help, and for the first six months of my life I was placed with a notional "auntie", a family friend who became my surrogate mother throughout my childhood.