Psy424 - lecture 10: from flirting to friends with benefits. Researchers have identified 3 different types of pick-up lines. Cute - the corny type of pick-up lines. Innocuous pick-up lines that are not direct, not corny (e. g. do you have some time, or hey the band is good); they are ways to initiate the conversation but not go straight into pick ups. Innocuous pick-up lines are the best it"s a way of being direct and clearly communicating without being too forward in intention. Women tended to like the cute pick-up lines the least. Men liked all of them, they were receptive to anything and just happy they were getting approached. Receptiveness may depend on how ego depleted you are (mentally or physically drained) E. g. you just wrote an exam and go drinking pretty ego depleted (worked hard, stressed, tired) and research shows that you polarize your opinion to pick-up lines.