The Winning Lines, as voted by the guys:
Number 5: "Bond...James Bond."
Number 4: "Excuse me. Do you believe in love at first sight? If not, would you mind waiting here while I drive around the block?"
Number 3: "Did YOU invite all these people?"
Number 2: The best response is a smile; you may then (and only then) say something nonthreatening and friendly, such as "hi."
Number 1: "You know, I was having a really rotten day until you smiled at me. Can I buy you lunch as a thank-you?"
The Winning Lines, as voted by the women:
Number 5: The best response is a smile; you may then (and only then) say something nonthreatening and friendly, such as "hi."
Number 4: You must be traveling with a cute 10-year-old kid, your coconspirator. Have the kid roll down the passenger window and yell to the beautiful woman in the adjacent car, "My cousin say he thinks he's falling in love with you." You then feign a great flustering embarrassment, as you whisper loudly enough for the woman to hear, "I'll kill you." Look at her with a big smile and say, "I'm sorry, [s]he's impossible." Your coconspirator protests, "But you said it!"
Number 3: "You know, I was having a really rotten day until you smiled at me. Can I buy you lunch as a thank-you?"
Number 2: "Did YOU invite all these people?"
Number 1: After sighting the object of your vehicular desire, get in front of her in the toll lane and pay her toll. Instruct the toll collector to inform her that "the incredibly charming guy in the (color & make of car) paid your toll for you!"
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