"We examined which pick-up lines that women may use on men, in the context of , are the most effective.
[...] Our findings suggest that direct lines are preferred over flippant and innocuous lines, with the innocuous lines being the least preferred.".
They found that direct pick-up lines were most successful, flippant pick-up lines were second most successful, and innocuous lines were least likely to be judged as effective.
The researchers found that attractiveness played a more influential role in the perceived effectiveness of females' pick-up lines than promiscuity.
Not surprisingly, men rated all forms of pick-up lines coming from attractive females as effective.
And, although direct pick-up lines were preferred overall, the results changed for women who were perceived as less attractive.
For those women, flippant pick-up lines were met with the most male interest. »