Searching for the best chat-up line? We
mined the Edinburgh
Chat-Up Scale questionnaire devised by Matthew Cooper and
colleagues at Edinburgh University for the 14 top pick-up propositions.
Now it's time for you to see how well you can tell which ones will land
This quiz, like the study it's based on, only looks at the
success of chat-up lines delivered by men trying to attract a mate of
the opposite sex. If you don't fall into that category, sorry, but
you'll have to rely on your native charm.
Each question sets the scene, and includes a dialogue between
an aspiring male Romeo and the female object of his attentions. It's up
to you to judge how successful you think the man's chat-up line will be.
Rate each scenario as a good, neutral or bad approach, where a
good approach is likely to make the woman
in the example want to continue the conversation, and a bad
approach is more likely to make the woman want to bolt
like a startled gazelle.
After each question, we'll reveal how participants in Cooper's
study rated the approach. Do you agree with them?
Finally, we'll ask you to rate your ultimate chat-up line.
We'll reveal the results of our survey on My NewScientist next week.