But while a joke — even a stolen one — is better than sliding into someone’s inbox with a vanilla “hey,” nailing that perfect opening line is... Did you thumb yes while you were drunk, feeling lonely, curious, or bored?
Do you really have the energy, emotionally or physically, to see this endeavor through to a first date, let alone some semblance of a relationship?
Which leads me to my next point: don’t be disgusting.
I can’t believe I have to say this, but based on how frequently I, and friends I know, get creep messages, it’s eternal advice.
The commonality between all these lines is that they’re not pickup lines, in the traditional sense.