I got this from Men’s Health online. It seems pretty good to me. I have also used opening lines that I am the bad boy your mama warned you about or I just want to make sure that you are not miserable. When she says how is that, I answer, because I might be the man of your dreams and I don’t want you kicking yourself for not finding out. Here is the article written by a woman for guys.
Blessings on you and yours
You pick me up at 8, and it’s game on.
I want you to win. But I fear failure.
Yours. Mine. Ours.
In the court of dating and mating, women are judge and jury, but the testimony we hear—mostly from our hearts, but also from our Greek chorus of girlfriends—will all take place out of your earshot. The rules are unwritten (until now), but they are set in stone. Give us a really good reason, however, and we’ll toss the tablets aside, along with most of our clothing and inhibitions. That’s because we want you, the right guy, to make the decision easy for us: not guilty by reason of insanity (i.e., crazy in love).
Watch the Signals
I’ve already sent you the Zoolander eye lock, the eyebrow raise, and/or at least two smiles (full, open-lipped, teeth smiles). Come over here and talk to me already. Caveat: There’s a small chance I just think you’re funny looking, but go ahead, have some balls. I’m worth it.
Convince Me Quickly
Once you have the green light, it doesn’t matter what you say first. You now have 5 minutes to convince me to keep talking. Make the most of it.
Give Me a Reason
If you want my number, say something simple and direct. “You’re fun. Can I give you a call?” works. Pound the number into your cell phone, or borrow a pen from the bartender. (It’s your job; you’re the asker.)
Ask, Don’t “E” Me
Don’t be a wuss. If you want to see me, pick up the phone. E-mails can wait for later.
Obey the 2-Day Rule
If you call within 24 hours, you’ll seem desperate. If you wait 3 days, I’ll be annoyed that you purposely waited 3 days. So call on day 2. One of two things will happen:
I’ll pick up. You say, “Hey, Lisa Jones, this is Will—the guy you danced to ‘Blue Monday’ with on Saturday night. How was the rest of your weekend? I want to see you again. Are you available on Wednesday? There’s a new tiki bar/restaurant/museum exhibit I’ve been meaning to check out.”
A Man Plans Ahead
If you want to see me this weekend, call me by Thursday, please. If you want to see me naked tonight, call me before you’re drunk at 1 a.m.
Don’t Ask Me to Hang Out
When you ask me to “hang out” and it’s just the two of us and you don’t have a girlfriend (or boyfriend), I assume it’s a date. To avoid confusion, say, “I’d like to take you out” instead of, “Wanna hang out?”
Know When to Quit
If you call me twice and get no callback, game over. Don’t keep calling, e-mailing, or sending flowers. In Meg Ryan movies, or when Keanu Reeves performs them, these gestures say “bold romantic.” In reality, when you do them, they say “stalker.”