We’ve all experienced it: that pick-up line that is so absurdly awful you can’t help but laugh on the inside even as you are arranging your face and body language into the sternest and most no-nonsense weirdo-repelling expression you can muster. Unfortunately for the people who use them, these lines rarely work for their intended purpose, but they are certainly good for some chuckles after the fact. It was with that in mind that I rounded up the worst (greatest?) pick-up lines used on my friends and myself in recent memory. Names have been omitted to protect the pursued.

Cover photo via Mystery; other photos via Wikipedia except where noted