Let’s amuse ourselves with the silly side of romance. Here are 15 pickup lines guaranteed to lose with the ladies, popular terms of endearment, kissing trivia, and the scoop on all things romantic.
Love—and Some Rumors—Are in the Air
In Alaska, where women are outnumbered by men by about 10 to 1 (and by sled dogs about 20 to 1—or they were in 1996), there is a saying about finding a man: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” If you ever feel like this in your town, you are not alone!
It is said that on the first day of spring, you should shout into a rain barrel that stands at the corner of the house. According to tradition, if you hear an echo, you will marry the first unmarried man who comes around the corner.
13 Pickup Lines Guaranteed to Lose With the Ladies
In general situations …
1. Is that your real hair?
2. You remind me of a woman I used to date.
3. Your place or mine?
In bars …
4. Bet I can outdrink you.
5. I play the field, and I think I just hit a home run with you.
6. Do you think I deserve a break today?
7. I bet the cherries jubilee isn’t as sweet as you are.
In supermarkets …
8. Do you really eat that junk?
9. You shouldn’t buy that. It’s full of cholesterol.
10. Is your bread fresh?
In Laundromats …
11. A man shouldn’t have to wash his own clothes.
12. Those are some nice undies you have there.
13. I’ll wash your clothes if you wash mine.
Only 8% of 1,012 U.S. adults surveyed by Gallup said that they keep their eyes open when they kiss.
In the old days, when country folks gathered to clean corn at a husking bee, the suitor who found a red ear of corn could claim the prize of a kiss from his favorite girl. It’s said that sometimes the older farmers planted a few red ears in the pile to keep the youngsters interested.
The Italians are rumored to have a legal ban on drivers kissing or embracing while at the wheel.
Terms of Endearment
There are names we hate to be called and ones that we adore. Here’s how 1,000 people surveyed ranked their favorites:
All these “romance” facts come from The Book of Love, published by The Old Farmer’s Almanac in 1996.