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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
Behold: The 'Holy Grail of Flirting'
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.

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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."
(Read more flirting stories.)

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