Pickup lines that often work include "Were you talking to me? Please start," "I bet you $20 you'll turn me down," and "How does it feel to be the prettiest girl here?" Men's Health recommends using pickup lines that are funny and slightly self-deprecating.
"Were you talking to me? No? Then please start," signals that the speaker is interested in what the other person has to say. Placing a self-deprecating bet on the outcome of a conversation can make the speaker appear grounded and humble. When the speaker compliments the other person on her appearance, it shows he sets her apart from the crowd. Men should use sincere words such as "pretty" or "beautiful" rather than "sexy" or "hot," which have less positive connotations in the context of pickup lines.