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Could the flicks help you on tinder?

  • Research from From Mars reveals the UK’s favourite fictional chat-up lines, as well as the ones most likely to work in real life.

  • Study also revealed that 1 in 3 Brits have used a chat-up line on somebody before.

  • Men are more likely to be flattered by someone using a chat-up line on them, while women are more likely to think the person is cheesy.


The Most Memorable Movie Chat-Up Lines

  1. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” – Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine (Casablanca)

  2. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – Patrick Swayze as Johnny Castle (Dirty Dancing)

  3. “Now, what’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” Sean Connery as James Bond (You Only Live Twice)

The Movie Chat-Up Lines Most Likely to Work

  1. “Mind if I get drunk with you?” – Clark Gable as Dennis Carson (Red Dust)

  2. “You make me want to be a better man.” – Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall (As Good as It Gets)

  3. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Billy Crystal as Harry Burns (When Harry Met Sally)

The Cheesiest Movie Chat-Up Lines

  1. “Someone has to call God and tell him that one of his angels is missing.” – Vince Vaughn as Dave (Couples Retreat)

  2. “I may be an outlaw, darlin’, but you’re the one stealing my heart.” – Brad Pitt as J.D. (Thelma & Louise)

  3. “Now, what’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” Sean Connery as James Bond (You Only Live Twice)


The Funniest Movie Chat-Up Lines

  1. “I don’t bite, you know… Unless it’s called for.” – Audrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert (Charade)

  2. “Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.” – Ryan Reynolds as Van Wilder (Van Wilder: Party Liaison)

  3. “If I win, I get to take you home. If you win, you can come home with me.” – Steve Buscemi as Tommy Basilio (Trees Lounge)

The Most Romantic Movie Chat-Up Lines

  1. “I want all of you. Forever. Every day.” – Ryan Gosling as Noah Calhoun (The Notebook)

  2. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Billy Crystal as Harry Burns (When Harry Met Sally)

  3. “I know what I want, because I have it in my hands right now. You.” – Gerard Butler as Gerry Kennedy (PS I Love You)


The Most Offensive Movie Chat-Up Lines

  1. “I see you’re drinking 1%. Is that ‘cause you think you’re fat? ‘Cause you’re not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to.” – Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite (Napoleon Dynamite)

  2. You’re not too smart – I like that in a man.” – Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker (Body Heat)

  3. Take me to bed or lose me forever.” – Meg Ryan as Carole Bradshaw (Top Gun)

Are we using chat-up lines in real life?

The survey also looked into whether Brits have actually used chat-up lines in real life, as well as how they feel about people using them.

According to the research, 1 in 3 people in the UK have tried their luck with a chat-up line. And of those people, 95% had been successful at least once, while 80% had been rejected at least once.

Splitting the results by gender, 44% of men had used a chat-up line before, compared to just 21% of women. And while 91% of the men who had used chat-up lines had been successful at least once, women had a 100% success rate!

How do we feel about chat-up lines?

According to the survey, 48% of people have had a chat-up line used on them before. And of those people, 72% said they’d gone on a date with someone who’d used a chat-up line, but 83% had also rejected someone for using one.

Finally, 1 in 3 Brits said they felt chat-up lines are cheesy, with only 6% saying they think they’re offensive. Splitting the results by gender again, men were more likely to be flattered by a chat-up line, while women were more likely to think they were cheesy.