Some of us really have a thing for the ones who read.

There’s something indefinably sexy about a woman who would not mind staying in on a Friday night tucked in bed, making her way through a thick tome. Sometimes, their big librarian glasses make it easier to spot them. In a crowded restaurant. At the workplace. In the metro. They’re too smart to fall for your aw-shucks routine. They’ve grown up on heroes penned by Jane Austen, have a thing for British accents, and a man who knows his way around a library.

And we have just the opening one-liner to help you catch their attention!


This might be a little risqué opening line, but if she’s a good sport, she’d admire the witty Harry Potter pun. And your arrogance.


Extra points if you manage to say this to a lawyer. And survive to tell the tale.


Classic Austen reference. No self-respecting book lover will fail to swoon at this one.


Another fine reference. Pun intended. A library reference that will definitely make her blush, and get you a lovely smile as a reward.


Ah-hem. This one’s for those femme fatales who’d rather not wait around for that hottie to find them first. God bless feminism!


Bring out your inner Jerry Maguires, and try this on the Renee Zellweger you’ve been staring at the whole evening!


Because you can never have enough wand jokes. And it takes a true Potterhead to recognize this one.

What is your favourite pick up line? Does it usually work, or just earns you an eye-roll and a smirk shared with her bestie? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below! 


Shriya Garg’s Nothing Less Than Perfect is now available on the Juggernaut app here


  1. Bhairavee / October 28, 2016 at 7:54 pm /Reply

    Wow! Awesome pick up lines, Shriya! And you have a new book out! Congrats!!

    • Shriya / November 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm /Reply

      Thanks Bhairavee!

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