Opening lines used by women This time university student participants in the study wrote down all the lines they could think of that they thought women might use to meet men.Typically, between 5 and 10 lines generated by each participant, with the 59 most-commonly cited being judged on a scale of 1 to 7.The lines were again categorized into the same groupings of cute-flippant, innocuous, and direct, and just as in the first part of the study, the lines which categorized as innocuous or direct were most preferred, with the least-preferred being those judged as cute-flippant.Some of the most preferred lines included: Location The next question addressed was how different types of lines would work in different locations.
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Further, are there differences between males and females in the type of lines used and the types of lines preferred?
In an older yet quite amusing study carried out by Chris Kleinke and colleagues (Kleinke, Meeker and Staneski, 1986) students were asked what they would say to initiate contact with someone they wanted to meet.
Compared with men, in all locations, women had a higher preference for innocuous lines. Cute-flippant lines are consistently judged as being the least desirable, and yet many people still use them. The researchers in the current study proposed three possible reasons: 1. Quite simply, this means that if someone is rejected after having approached someone, they can attribute the rejection to the line and not to the fact that they may have been found undesirable by the person they approached. We are often exposed in the media to people who use cute-flippant lines, and we see these lines being effective.
This is similar to self-handicapping, a strategy whereby people make little effort in an endeavor to preserve their self-esteem if they fail. People who use cute-flippant lines may not possess the same level of social skills as those who avoid using such lines. This ultimately leads us to think that if such lines work for movie stars or other famous people, then maybe they will work for us.