YOUr YEP has been out onto the streets of Leeds to ask people their favourite chat up lines.
It comes as new research has revealed that 42% of us admit to liking chat-up lines, with the most popular suggestion being, ‘Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?’.
Social media was also revealed to be influencing our approaches, as ‘What’s app’, the name of a popular messaging service, featured at number six in the top 10 suggestions.
Almost a third of us (31 per cent) admit that chat-up lines have worked on them.
More than half of us (58 per cent) think that chat-up lines work well in person and 65% agreed that they don’t work well online or via text messages.
The new study was commissioned by pub retailer Greene King to mark the launch of Love Inn Day, a new day championing a return to a back to basics approach of meeting people in pubs.
Mark Blythman, from Greene King, said: “It is hard for many people to make that first approach, so a chat-up line can really break the ice. 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 ten most popular chat-up lines suggested were:
* Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
* Hello gorgeous.
* Can I buy you a drink?
* Get your coat, you’ve pulled.
* How you doin’?
* What’s app?
* Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
* How do you like your eggs for breakfast?
* Do you come here often?
* 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 chat-up lines suggested included: ‘Do you know how much a polar bear weighs? Me neither, but it broke the ice’, ‘Do you have any raisins that I could have? How about a date instead?’ and ‘Let me get you out of those wet clothes’, after having licked a finger and dabbed it on their shoulder.