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6 Chat Up Lines in English You Definitely Should NOT Use This Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air and romantic ideas are everywhere. If a gorgeous girl or guy has caught your eye, now’s your chance to impress them with your charm and flirtatious conversation.

Unless, of course, you use one of these terrible chat up lines in English, in which case they will probably never speak to you again.

Let’s take a look at some of the worst ones out there.


  • “Are you a parking ticket? Because you have fine written all over you!”


What it means: a parking ticket, or parking fine, is a note left on your car saying you owe money when you park somewhere you shouldn’t. “Fine” is slang for very attractive. Don’t worry, it’s not funny even if English is your first language.

  1.  “Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk past again?”

What it means: This one is a bit easier to understand: they’re suggesting that you’ll fall in love with them eventually, if they just keep walking by. The best you can hope for if you use this line is a polite, embarrassed laugh.

  1. “Did you hurt yourself… when you fell from the heavens?”

What it means: The speaker is suggesting that you’re an angel. Usually the person using the line will pause after “Did you hurt yourself?” so that the other person asks what they mean. It’s one of the oldest and worst pick up lines there is, and will likely be met with a groan.

  1. “You don’t sweat much for a fat lass”.

What it means: Okay, first of all, I’m not convinced anyone has ever said this in real life… or, at least, I hope not. It’s more of a joke than a chat up line. “Lass” is slang for “girl” and the idea is that you would say it to a woman on the dance floor. The joke is that it’s obviously not a compliment at all – you are insulting the person twice, first by calling them fat and then by commenting on their level of sweat. If you ever do say this to someone, expect to be punched in the face!

  1. “Is your name wi-fi? Because I feel a connection.”

What it means: If you have a connection with someone, it means you feel close to them, as if you know and understand them straight away. A wifi connection, on the other hand, is when you are able to get onto the internet. Again, the only effect this will have is to make someone cringe!

  1. “Luckily I have my library card because I’m totally checking you out.”

What it means: If you check out a person, it means you think they’re attractive and you’re trying to get a better look at them. If you check out a library book, it means you borrow it from the library (and you need your library card for that). This might be the geekiest pick up line of all time… and one of the creepiest. There are no winners here.

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