The next time you approach a girl, do not hesitate to try out a cheesy chat-up line because girls absolutely love it, for they give a glimpse of a man's sense of humour.
According to a study, six out of 10 ladies are more likely to fall for a man if he breaks the ice with a light-hearted one-liner.
Conducted by OnePoll.com, the survey, which questioned 4,000 adults, revealed that four out of 10 women were still dating or were married to a man who first approached them with a funny quip.
However, not every line can do the trick for you -- it was found that there are do's and don'ts in the dating game as well.
Lines such as 'Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?', and 'Apart from being beautiful, what do you do for a living?' worked "most of the time".
But 'Do you have a map? Because I keep getting lost in your eyes' and 'Is there a rainbow, because you're the treasure I've been searching for' were likely to end up in red-faced failure for being "too over the top".
The study found that seven out of 10 women like being chatted up while out with friends as it gives their confidence a boost -- as long as the potential suitor is good looking.
"Women like a guy with a sense of humour and a cheesy chat-up line is a good way of displaying that," the Daily Express quoted a spokesman for OnePoll.com, as saying
"To fire off a good chat-up line at a pretty girl the man will have to be pretty confident too, and women like confident men."
"At the very worst you're probably going to get a smile and a polite ''sorry, I'm not interested', but it seems there are some lines which actually work very well indeed."
"These are the ones which are light-hearted and quite clever and well thought out. It's the really awful ones which are going to end up with a bloke having egg on his face in front of his mates," he added.
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Illustration: Uttam Ghosh