Behold: The 'Holy Grail of Flirting'
Gentlemen of the Internet: Compliment her lips
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2010 6:28 PM CST
Updated Dec 18, 2010 7:00 PM CST
My what pretty lips you have.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Because even if it is a pseudo-study designed solely as a PR boost, it's tough to ignore this claim: "We have found the Holy Grail of flirting." So says dating site Badoo, which crowns the single best Internet pickup line: "You have beautiful lips." That's the overall winner in what was said to be an analysis of 200,000 online encounters in 11 languages, reports Reuters.

More specific winners reigned in particular countries. "You dress beautifully" works best in the US, while "You have beautiful ears" does the trick in Portugal for some reason. Says a British psychologist who helped with the study: "What many women want is for men to take the initiative and not be wishy-washy."