Stars, too, spit terrible game when it comes to courting. In the age of flirting through dating apps, texting, and social media, some of the most awful pickup lines belong to the most beautiful people: celebrities. Although they’re incredibly attractive, sometimes even the rich and famous aren’t the most suave, especially when they’re trying to date, or hook up with, someone new.
These actors, artists, and sports stars are known for appearing smooth and polished when performing, but at one point or another their words weren’t exactly oozing with charm. Read on for the embarrassing, cringeworthy, and downright awkward lines that once left the lips of Hollywood’s hottest heartthrobs — as well as the hopeful words that were said to stars in hopes of sparking conversation … or more.
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There’s no question that Jennifer Lopez is insanely beautiful. However, if you ask her retired-baseball-player boyfriend, A-Rod, he’ll tell you that the pop star is “sexy AF,” which is
what he text-messaged her during their first dinner together, according to a new Vanity Fair profile. Surprisingly enough, neither of them was sure it was a date, but after some clarification — in part, thanks to that silly text — they’ve been inseparable since. (Photo: Getty Images)
Die Hard actor met his second wife, Emma Heming Willis, he had more than a few go-to lines for picking up women. One example: He would blatantly ask, “Hey … what are you doing for sex later?” and then add, “I’m just kidding. It’s a joke. I’m just trying to make you laugh.” Apparently the actor, who divulged that tidbit on , didn’t use the “old school” line on his current bride, which is probably why he landed her. That’s pretty bad. (Photo: Getty Images) Access Hollywood
Parking tickets are annoying, and so are creepy guys. Reese Witherspoon, who has been married to Jim Toth since 2011, was once hit on by a guy who promised to get her out of a parking ticket in exchange for a date. The
Big Little Lies star said, “Nah,” but had considered it for a brief moment, according to . (Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) Entertainment Weekly
The middle Jonas brother has dated some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women, including Taylor Swift and Camilla Belle. Joe’s best try for landing a date? He told Ellen DeGeneres: “Yo, girl. I got my library card, and I’m checking you out.” Thankfully, the “Cake by the Ocean” singer can retire the line — he recently
became engaged to . (Photo: Getty Images) Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
The comedian knows his strengths and weaknesses — and admits that he has no game. The
School of Rock star told People that he simply used to say, “Hi, how you doin’? I’m Jack Black.” At least it’s honest — and straightforward! And, hey, it must have worked on his wife, Tanya Haden. They’ve been married since 2006. (Photo: Getty Images)
The wrestler-turned-actor isn’t used to losing or taking no for an answer. Before he settled down with his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, the 45-year-old would often say, “Why say no when it’s so easy to say yes?” He openly admitted to
People that it was super-cheesy. (Photo: Getty Images)
Harry Potter actor gets hit on by tons of women, all over the globe — and on social media. He is, after all, an international heartthrob. Once, after tweeting “Goodnight from my bed in London,” someone replied, “Do you mind if I Slytherin?” Pun intended — and points for creativity! (Photo: Getty Images)
The pop singer of 1D fame has some catchy tunes, but his pickup lines? Not so much. According to
J-14, the Irish heartthrob often asked the ladies, “Did it hurt … when you fell from heaven?” But let’s be real — the boy-bander barely needs any introduction or originality in this department to win over adoring fans. (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Known as the awkward and loving father in the
American Pie series, the actor was equally oblivious when it came to making a smooth first impression. He told Entertainment Weekly that he’d ask, “Are you into backgammon?” in order to lure the ladies. We wonder if anyone said “Yes!” — besides his wife, Deborah Divine, of course. (Photo: Getty Images)
The singer certainly knows how to make girls swoon through his songs. However, according to Clevver, McCartney’s default way to secure a date is likely one of the oldest lines out there: “I lost my number. Can I have yours?” Although it isn’t the most creative, apparently it’s found the 30-year-old success. (Photo: Getty Images)