Pick-up lines that won’t have you home-COMING to your mom crying

With homecoming a little more than two weeks away on Oct. 15, it’s time to get your game ready so you can ask that special someone to the dance. Aside from the traditional ways to ask your crush out with giant posters, love songs and cringy poems, what better way to get their attention than a pun pick up line?

Pick up lines are perfect to capture attention and get a conversation started when used correctly. If you are going to use a pick up line, remember to do it with confidence and do not be weird about it.



1) Use or create pick up lines that interest your crush. If you are trying to SCORE a date with a tennis player, you wouldn’t make a joke about football, because they wouldn’t relate to it. Perhaps try, “This may be an interesting and unique APPROACH, but I think we’d be a perfect MATCH. I know you’ll probably think I need to get a GRIP on myself, but what’s the POINT. If we play a game I would score all the points so you’ll be in LOVE. Not to make a RACKET but LET’s get together. I would love to COURT you and make you my ACE. We can dance at a BALL and you could even TOPSPIN me. If you reject me, it’s not your FAULT; it SERVES me right.”

2) If you are rejected, respect their decisions. Don’t try to force it if they are not interested. Save your energy for when you meet the perfect one. Not everyone becomes a loveBIRD by following the saying “love at first FLIGHT”.

3) Be yourself. Although this may be a cliche, it’s true. Be yourself and if they are the one, they will like you for who you are. Don’t play GAMES with peoples’ feelings because it may leave everyone PUZZLED or you left as UNO.


1) Don’t use an overused pick up line. Imagine someone coming up to you saying, “Are you from TENNESSEE? Because you are the only ten-I-see.” You would probably laugh and think “Oh, this pick up line again”. If I were to receive this pick up line, I’d respond with, “Are you in the right STATE of mind? IDAHO what made you think that was a good pick up line but it’s so overused that ILLINOIS me. Maybe I-OWA you an apology for being harsh, but MAINE that put me through so much MISSOURI. NEVA-do that because you would MICH-IGAN. I hope UTAH this was helpful for the next time you think about saying a pick up line”

2) Don’t use pick up lines that leave room for a “counter response.” A classic example of this would be “I am trying to rearrange the alphabet to put “U” and “I” together” and getting the response, “Sorry but “N” and “O” are already together.”

3) Don’t be weird, inappropriate, or offensive. Although this should be a general rule, it is often overlooked. Do not use pick up lines that contain inappropriate references, commentary on looks or offensive jokes. Just think how you would feel if you were a vegetarian and someone came up to you saying, “I’ve BEAN thinking of telling you this and didn’t want to BEET around the bush. I YAM in love with you. You are a-MAIZE-ing and a BROCstar. You take MUSHROOM in my heart. LETTUCE not ROMAINE just friends because everyone is ROOTING for me. I don’t neceCELERY CARROT all what others think because I think this is a big DILL. PEAS be mine because OLIVE you PUMPKIN. Our love will go ONION on KALE me baby.” Not only did they assume that you just eat salads, but they would be trying to see you un-DRESSING. Let’s just make it a rule of greenTHUMB to keep things PG.


Here are a few of your fellow students’ favorite or best pick up lines. Maybe one of them might just catch your eye.

1) “I must be in a museum, because you are truly a work of art.” -freshman Raina Blesi

2) “It’s a good thing I have my library card because I am totally checking you out.” -sophomore Alina Vishnia

3) “I would hug you but I don’t want to start a fire because you are so hot.” -freshman Greg Burleigh

4) “I like you. You like me. We like each other, so what are we going to do about it?” -senior Madison Eiland

5) “I thought there were 25 letters in the alphabet until I met “U”.” -senior Ayaan Bundi

6) “Let me tie your shoes because I don’t want you falling for anyone else.” -junior Jinqiu Wei

7) “What’s your favorite number? Mine is your phone number.” -senior Evan Boudreau

8) “Hey girl, are you trash? Because I want to take you out.”-freshman Dawson Sotiriades

9) “I’m really glad I bought life insurance because when I saw you, my heart stopped” -sophomore Tyler Adams

10) “What are your pronouns? We should change it to my/love.” -sophomore Oscar Uriel

I hope this article helps improve your CATCH. Don’t FUMBLE like some football teams we know…