Most women have an aversion to pickup lines. Because come on, let's admit it, unless the the one who delivers it is an absolute stud, is the kingpin of self-confidence or is smoother than silk, chances are they're just going to look like juveniles trying to impress a grown woman. Effective? Hardly. Downright lame? Definitely.
But should this be the end of the immortal pickup line? Definitely not! Although a lot of women would view men who use pickup lines as introductions as absolute losers who sorely need a social life, there are other uses for the much maligned verse. Apart from giving hours of endless laughter, pickup lines actually a very effective way for some people to rekindle flagging relationships. And thank heavens I was a beneficiary of such a rekindling!
Me and my wife have been married for 7 years. The first few years were absolute bliss and I was sure that nothing could go wrong. But I noticed that after about 4 years of marriage we were growing apart. The sex came less and less, and the laughter found itself to be much more rare. I was busy as a lawyer working on my new cases. Her practice as a dentist was taking its toll as well. There were times when we wouldn't see each other for days. It was a nightmare.
But a miracle happened in the sixth year of our marriage. We had just had a raging argument because I accidentally told her she was fat (which she wasn't) and were sitting on the couch, not speaking. Swallowing my pride and attempting to apologize I turned to her but I didn't know what to say. She was looking at me very awkwardly, expecting another war. But all I could say with a smile was: "I'm a lawyer, justice is blind... and so is love!"
She looked at me flabbergasted and just stared for about 2 minutes in awkward silence. And then she started laughing hysterically and looked into my eyes, saying: "I'm a dentist, and I haven't seen a smile as perfect as yours". A few minutes later, we were on the floor, having hot sex like we were 21.