I was often a little gun shy of using some of the classic PUA lines here in Toronto. Considering this is where Mystery got his start and figured those were probably used all over town. Always worried someone would say that's the 4th time they heard that line.
So when i started gaming I used my own. But in the end I actually find the classic lines actually work. What I mean by classics are :
"Who do you think lies more? Men or women"?
"I have a buddy who still speaks to his ex girlfriend. Yet his girlfriend seems to have a problem with that. What do you think?"
I find them inherently more open ended and easier to stack with the next line. I guess these days there are so many pick up approaches now that the old ones have been forgotton.
Do you find the oldies but goodie opening lines still work well in your area? Be curious which area you live in if they do.
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