We have put our heads together and come up with our best chat up lines for you to hit the Guardian Weekend recommended bars with...
2. I don't have a chat up line - I don't really see the point of them as they are always so cheesy, and generally require a level of cockiness I do not possess. I usually rely upon a combination of bad puns, terrible jokes and pedantry. Surprisingly I am not single. Gareth
3. My chat up line is good for those who like the subtle approach. Be sure never to look at the person you're attracted to, omigoodness, do you want them to KNOW? No. No you do not. That way lies humiliation, awkwardity and death (not death). Squeamish Kate
4. Flirting is not my forte. That became apparent even to me the time that my friends had to explain to me that yes, the fact she'd asked me to kiss her probably did mean that that lady liked me. That's why I once took up the opportunity to go to a 'flirting with women for women' workshop. It was full of women bemoaning their flirt blindness and inability to score with other laydeez. I didn't learn much - the part where we tried to come up with chat-up lines was particularly cringeworthy. But i did pull. Turns out that if you're listening to a very attractive woman talk about how she feels like she's too forward and it might put people off, the following works very well: Maintain eye contact and say "oh I'm not that forward at all. But I respond very well to that approach." Boom. Squeamish Louise
5. Nice shoes. Wanna fuck? F1 Kate