"Chinese pickup lines?" you ask. "Why would I need to know Chinese pickup lines?"
You and your friends are out on the town, enjoying the beautiful Beijing evening.
Suddenly, you see the most gorgeous human being you have ever laid eyes on. They are sitting down at the table next to you!
You excuse yourself to go check the mirror. Your hair is on point, and you are really feeling the outfit.
Time to go introduce yourself-in Chinese!
To help you successfully get your heartthrob’s WeChat, we consulted the experts and compiled some conversation starters:
Chinese Pickup Line 01
Hey, your drink looks good. Can I ask what you are drinking?
This is best for when you’re both sober, our experts advise.
Chinese Pickup Line 02
If your crush is sitting with their friends but there is an empty seat next to them, walk over, put your hand on the back of the chair and say:
Nǐ hǎo, zhè bǎ yǐzi yǒu méiyǒu rén zuò a?
Hi, is anyone sitting here?
Since you have already seen that the seat is empty, they will usually say “no”. You can then continue with:
Zhèlǐ rúguǒ méiyǒu rén zuò, wǒ néng hé nǐ zuò yīhuǐ'er ma?
If there is no one sitting here, may I sit with you for a bit?
Chinese Pickup Line 03
Take note of what they are wearing. As you are passing, lean over and compliment them.
Nǐ zhīdào ma, wǒ juédé nǐ de____shì zuì hǎokàn de!
I just wanted to say, your ______ is beautiful!
Fill in the blank with your choice of clothing. You can also mention their eyes, hair, etc.
Choose something appropriate-don't be weird about it.
Chinese Pickup Line 04
Can you help us take a photo?
We recommend that you use this one when you are with a group friends.If they say yes, have your soon-to-be lover use your phone to take the photo. This gives you the perfect opening to complement their photography skills! 📸
Chinese Pickup Line 05
If you are feeling very confident, you can be a little bolder.
Nǐ hǎo, wǒ xiǎng gēn nǐ jiāo gè péngyǒu, zánmen jiā gè wēixìn ba.
Hey, I would like to make friends with you. Let's connect on WeChat.
Your crush may be wary of adding a stranger’s WeChat, so exercise caution with this one.
Many thanks to 九龄 and Chao for their suggestions!
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