Recently Wolverinex5 asked the women of Reddit about the smoothest way anyone has asked them out. The responses received were not only just given by women, but also men, and some were mind-blowingly clever that we just had to compile them together. Here’s some epic smooth moves made by men AND women!
1. The Card Trick by Attacked_yoda
I was at a party with a friend of mine when this guy comes over with a deck of cards. He insisted on showing my friend his “party trick” and proceeded to have her choose a card at random. She grabbed the card and kept its identity to herself and he placed it back in the deck and shuffled it. He started laying down cards and ended when he reached 10. He looked up at her and said “Do you notice anything interesting about these cards I laid down?” She shook her head and he then looks her directly in the eyes and says “it’s my number, call me.” He then proceeded to give her an over exaggerated wink, shot her some finger guns, and disappeared into the crowd of the party.”
I had to put the highest voted comment on this list. This has to be the cleverest and easiest to pull off moves anyone can do anywhere. Also, he had me at his finger guns.
2. The Flip-Phone by Leachy76
“Walking through a crowded train station my eyes met with a man talking into his phone. Not looking away he said “Sorry, something’s come up.” snapped the phone shut (remember when phones did that?!) and walked straight over and said hi. Hands down the smoothest thing ever.”
I think everyone would love the return of the flip phone just so we can do this.
“Summer of sophomore year, there was an ice cream store I would go to religiously every other day. They had a huge selection of flavours that rotated frequently, and the guy that worked there could predict what I’d order because it’d always have to be whatever’s new.
It got to the point where I didn’t even have to order. I’d just walk in and he’d have a cone ready for me by the time I reached the register. But we never really talked outside of ice cream orders.
Finally, one day he says, “You really like ice cream.”
Me, “Haha yeah, I do!”
Him, “Do you also like pizza and a movie? Maybe…Saturday?
Me, “Actually! My friend Naomi and I are going–” (Friend elbows me hard and conspicuously) “–not going. Anywhere. See you Sat?”
Him, “Cool. I’ll see you here, usual time.”
Then he gave my friend double scoop on the house.”
Can someone please give her friend the Wingwoman of the Year award? She totally deserves it.
4. The Busker by CHlMlCHANGAS
“When I was living in Boston there was a really cute guy who would play his guitar and sing in the stations along the blue line. I always gave him a few bucks because a) he was really cute, and b) he was really talented. He’d smile and call me the girl with the yellow roses (I have tattoos of yellow roses on my back), and then I’d get on the train and be gone. I was (still am, actually) in a long-term relationship but I figured it was just harmless flirting.
After about a month and a half of this I walked into one of the stations. I could hear someone playing ukulele. And then I heard “hey, girl with the yellow roses!” so I looked around and saw him, sitting on the bench with a bouquet of yellow roses, and he started playing “My Girl” by The Temptations, on the uke. When he was done I walked over and he asked me out for coffee. It was so fucking cute (albeit a little embarrassing because, crowded station) and if I had been single I would have said yes. But I didn’t. He smiled and said “aaahhh, that figures. Have a great day, pretty girl!”
To all the buskers out there, I am a female, and I can confirm this definitely works.
5. The Taylor by Ghostspider1989
I’m a guy, a girl said this to me while I was wearing a suit:
“Hey nice suit, it looks like it needs a ‘taylor’ though. By the way, my name is Taylor.”
We only hope that this Taylor isn’t a Swift, or that whole scene would turn into an entire album.
“I just went through an ugly breakup when these happened and these boosted my confidence when I really needed to still feel like I was an attractive person:
1) I was on a bus in DC on my way to meet a friend at the Phillips Art Gallery (making myself go out and do new things). I met the gaze of this guy a couple of times, both of us one of the few not glued to our phones. I had put in quite a bit of effort into looking nice but still just felt awful and low. When I got off the bus it had started to pour. I was desperately trying to find something my purse to cover my head when the same guy walked up and opened his umbrella over both of us, smiled, and asked, “How was your day?”
2) I was at my coffee shop (you know it’s yours when you frequent it often) and a guy sitting across from me asked me if I knew the wifi password. I told him the password and thought nothing of it. He was cute but I wasn’t interested in starting a conversation (still feeling down). I got up to go get a sandwich and was kind of bummed when I came back and he was gone. I sat down and noticed a note on my keyboard that simply said, “You’re distracting.” With his name and number beneath it. That one was very flattering.”
Now, we can all agree the first feels like a sweet serendipity-type encounter, whereas the second… Now THAT’s really smooth.
“I was at a party with this really cute guy that I had been talking to for a bit. I didn’t really know anyone there though so I wanted to go home, and his friend was way too drunk so he ended up giving us both a ride home. Anyway, he dropped me off first which I was kind of bummed about because I was planning on making a move once his friend left but I assumed he did it on purpose and wasn’t into me.
Not 10 minutes later I get a call to come downstairs as I’d left something in his car and he wanted to give it back to me. I get downstairs and ask what it was and he just put his hands on my face and pulled me in for a kiss. He asked me out but I had basically melted at that point and I think I just nodded and grinned like a fool. Definitely the smoothest thing a guy has done.”
We all know that panty-melting feeling when a guy you’ve liked reciprocates how you’ve felt for him. I’ve got to say that this was a pretty darn smooth move and definitely came out of some romantic movie or something.
“I worked at a catering service in college and when I was in training I met a really goofy guy close to my work station. We talked a bit and I thought he was so funny, so when we all [went] for our dinner I sat at his table with about 6 other people. The girl next to the funny guy started putting salt and pepper on his piece of cake and dared him to eat it. He said “Not without incentive. You’ll all have to put your numbers into my phone and take me out to dinner.” We had meal plans on campus so buying him dinner was a pretty good deal to see him eat that cake. We all put our numbers in his phone while the girl piled on more salt and pepper. He ended up eating it, looking green the entire time.
As I was walking back to my dorm that night I get a text saying, “Congratulations! I pick you. Dinner tomorrow?” I laughed and happily set the time for dinner the next day with him. He ended up texting me the entire night which I thought was a bit strange since I already agreed to take him out to dinner first, but I was excited to have a new friend at work so I didn’t think much of it. I meet up with him the next night at the restaurant and we have a really great time and decided to hang out again the next day.
Fast forward to a couple months of us dating someone asks us how we met and I get ready to say we met at work, when he starts the story of how our bus stands were placed next to each other and he decided that before the night was through he would get my number one way or another. HE TURNED THE CAKE SITUATION INTO A WAY TO GET MY NUMBER. I was shocked and oddly flattered. Whenever he tells the story he always finishes with “it was the best piece of cake I’ve ever had.”
I’m sure the sentence “Getting her number was a piece of cake” was also used when explaining how he got it. This move is also more intricate and requires teamwork or a perfect situation.
9. The Pen by stillbettingonyou
“I was cashiering at an arts and crafts store. Two guys my age came in and were buying fabric paint and t-shirts. I recommended that they get the cardboard t-shirt inserts to make painting on the shirts easier.
Several hours later, one of them came back through my line, and all he was buying was a (rather expensive) pen. I looked up at him and said, “Just the pen?” He responded with, “Well, I was hoping I could use it to write down your number.”
Smooth as f*ck. We dated for about six months.”
This would also be another smooth option to use. Give a girl a pen… with your number on it. Perfect.
10. The Jogger by lorencsr
“In my younger years I jogged every day on the same path. I noticed a cute guy doing the same but at a much quicker pace. One day we were jogging side by side when he said, “My pace or yours?” All I could do was stop and giggle. Nothing came of it but still memorable.”
We also have to admit that if someone were to hit on us whilst we’re out of breath, sweaty and probably stinky, that we’d probably propose to them on the spot.
Bonus: The 8” Telescope by Treebone_Dickrat
I snagged my wife of 8 years with:
“I have an 8″ telescope. Want to come over, have some dinner and drinks…look at the stars?”
She immediately drove from Texas to NM. She was genuinely surprised I was actually talking about an 8″ telescope. I’ve been disappointing her ever since! Lol.”
I also can’t forgive myself if I didn’t share the comments that followed…
With Valentines now over, trying these out won’t be so cheesy anymore. Has anyone gotten or tried out any smooth moves? Tell us about it in the comments below!