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Want an active sex life? Use compliments such as, “Your smile is a naughty goblin”

According to a study conducted in China, using metaphors while complimenting the ladies increases your chances of landing a date.

sex and relationships Updated: Jul 22, 2017 07:56 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Offering a compliment like “your smile is a naughty goblin” may get you a better response than an expression as tacky as “your lips are so sexy”.(Shutterstock)

What should you do if you want to strike a conversation with somebody at a party? Even if you do introduce yourself, what must you say next?

An opening line that might strike a chord with one individual may not go down well with another. So, how does one decide what should be said? A study conducted by scientists from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China seems to suggest that the key lies in using metaphors.

According to them, offering a compliment like “your smile is a naughty goblin” may get you a better response than an expression as tacky as “your lips are so sexy”. But be warned, you will have to find out for yourself if the lady in question is happy with her mouth being compared to a mystical creature with less-than-desirable attributes.

On second thoughts, you might want to think thrice before using the ‘goblin’ compliment. (Shutterstock)

Among other things, researchers also found that using expressions like “your garden is a sea of flowers” may earn you more brownie points than something akin to “your door is very strong” when appreciating articles in a woman’s abode. “The findings confirm our hypotheses that in a courtship situation, where compliments serve as a sexual display of mate quality, women show a preference for metaphors – particularly novel ones – in verbal structure,” they wrote.

The study concluded that usage of metaphors makes men sound imaginative and smart. However, it would be remiss of us to not state that the sample size of subjects was very small – with just 116 women participants. During the study, they were shown photographs of men and asked to rank them. Some images came with compliments likely to be said by the males in question.

With metaphors or without, this made us wonder whether witty pick-up lines such as the ones given below would actually work. Do try them out and let us know.

1) Hey, my name’s Microsoft. Can I crash at your place tonight?

2) Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?

3) I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?

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First Published: Jul 22, 2017 07:56 IST