Trying to pick up women on the Internet and failing miserably? Well, while you might be alone in your parents’ basement, you’re not alone in the cyber-dating wilderness. Just “liking” a woman’s Facebook picture or changing your status to “looking for a relationship” isn’t going to cut it.
But you’re in luck.
The most successful line? Wait for it … You have beautiful lips.
While that is definitely a completely normal thing to say to someone over the Internet, American women preferred “You dress beautifully.” British women like it when you compliment their legs, while the Dutch and Portuguese melt over comments about their ears.
According to Jo Hemmings, a British behavioral psychologist, female cyber-daters really just want something more personal:
What many women want is for men to take the initiative and not be wishy-washy. A lot of men on dating sites send a sort of generic message and women recognize something that hasn’t been customized for them.
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