"Matches" opener. FIELD TESTED.
My friend and I got a lot of success with this one we came up with. Here's how the procedure goes:
When you find a set you want to open to, one of you two lights a cigarette with a match, the other starts taunting him:
"Come on man, are you serious? Matches?! what are we in 1945?"
then playfully ask the girls (acting as if you want to humiliate your wing further)
"Seriously, when you see someone light a cigarette with matches, what impression do you get?"
NOTE: It's important you don't give them options. just ask them an open ended question, otherwise they'll just pick something you listed and be done with you.
We've gotten all kinds of responses "gay, retro, hobo, useless, egocentric…"
Then turn to your wing and say "Hey man, these girls think you're gay (for example)"
wing comes up, takes a drag from the cig, and asks playfully, "Oh really?"
now they're on the defensive of a neg, and the conversation gets going.
Works a charm. Enjoy!
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