Being single - with all the virtues that come with it - is good, especially if it’s out of choice. However, for some people it is more circumstantial than anything else.

Granted, there’s only so much you can do about your looks and perhaps your wallet. But to lose out on love or perhaps a fling simply because you can’t string a descent opening line is plain lax and deserves a wooden mic!

IOL put together some of the worst pick-up lines that are guaranteed to deny you the golden ticket and usher you into the celibacy hall of fame... Share yours and let’s have fun.

1. See my friend over there? He wants to know if you think I'm cute...

2. Could you please step away from the bar? You're melting all the ice!

3. I'm going outside to make out... care to join me?

4. Do you know karate? Cause your body's kickin’!

5. I'm new in town, could you give me the directions to your house?

6. If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right!

7. Do you believe in love at first sight or do I have to walk by again?

8. You must be an angel because you look like you fell out of heaven

9. I lost my number could I please have yours

10. Nice dress … can I talk you out of it?

12. Your clothes are making me uncomfortable. Do you mind taking them off?

13. If loving you is a crime, I’d do time without parole.

14. I’ll buy you money if I have to.

15. Is it hot in here or is it just you?

16. What's your name or should I just call you mine?

17. Just call me milk, I'll do your body good.

18. The best things in life are free, and so am I.

19. Your eyes are like stars … reaaaalllly really far apart.

20. Are you tired? Cos you've been running through my mind all day