LONDON, December 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- How to Woo a Woman? Compliment her Lips But if she's British, Praise her Legs
- Global study reveals which pick-up lines actually work: Surprise winner is: "You have beautiful lips"
- "We've found the Holy Grail of flirting", says badoo.com
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A man trying to woo a woman will stand the best chance of success if he compliments her for having "beautiful lips", according to a new global study of pick-up lines used by men for online flirting.
Such is the advice if the man does not know the woman's nationality. If, however, the woman is British, he will have most success by telling her, "You have beautiful legs".
So finds a study conducted by Badoo.com (http://www.badoo.com), the world's largest "social dating" network, with 87 million registered users worldwide. Badoo analysed the response rates to the opening lines used in nearly 200,000 [193,140] online flirtations in 10 languages over one month.
The most used line was "You have beautiful eyes" but the line that got the best response worldwide was, "You have beautiful lips".
However, other lines worked best in particular countries.
So, if a woman is British, a man should praise her legs. If she's Italian, French or American, he should praise her clothes.
If she's German or Canadian, he should praise her skin; if she's Spanish or South American, her hair; if she's Dutch or Portuguese, her ears!
"This is a scientific study of which pick-up lines actually work", says Lloyd Price, Badoo's Director of Marketing. "We've found the Holy Grail of flirting."
So, why do women respond best to men praising their lips?
First, because it's bold, not cautious, says Jo Hemmings, a psychologist and dating coach. Second, because it's unusual and so seems more personal.
TABLE: Most Successful Pick-Up Line By Location LOCATION BEST LINE/COMPLIMENT Worldwide "You have beautiful lips" UK "You have beautiful legs" USA "You dress beautifully" Spain "You have beautiful hair" France "You dress beautifully" Italy "You dress beautifully" Germany "You have beautiful skin" Europe "You dress beautifully" South America "You have beautiful hair" Portugal "You have beautiful ears" Sweden "You have a beautiful figure" Netherlands "You have beautiful ears" Russia "You have a beautiful nose" Turkey "You have beautiful legs" Poland "You have beautiful arms" Canada "You have beautiful skin"
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