Have you ever been on the receiving end of someone who is trying to get your attention by using a cheesy line like “you are prettier than those flowers, I was blinded by your beauty… I’m going to need your name and number for insurance purposes. Or the best for last, do you know what kind of superpower the cans of pasta have? It can be at times disturbing when you are minding your own business doing your grocery shopping or other errands. Someone will approach you thinking they are Casanova, Don Juan or a smooth operator. What comes next out of their mouth is pretty creepy, your reflex is to want to reach inside your purse grab your pepper spray bottle and use it.
Even if you looked horrified or surprised by that encounter you think that person will leave you alone. But no, while you are moving out of the aisle, you discreetly are making sure he is not following you. Thinking “OMG, was he for real???” you finally start to breathe then all of sudden that same person comes back again to talk to you insisting about his cheesy line, trying to make a “cute” smile that even looks creepier. Your senses are now on high alert, you want to run for the hills. Because you do not want to make a scene, you abruptly ignore him and walk away. Still creeped out by that encounter, you cautiously leave the store making sure he is not following you.
For people who think they are charming by using cheesy lines maybe you really need to step back for a minute and have your ego in check. Cheesy lines are not the best approached to speak with someone especially perfect strangers. Most of the time it is extremely creepy to be cornered in an office or like the true-life experience above a grocery store.
It is not organic at all, people are sensitive to that. Trying to approach perfect strangers with that is a recipe for disaster. I personally have heard many times, these kinds of lines done toward people, including myself. If you really need to speak with a complete stranger at least open with a normal conversation, if you need to speak to a stranger at all. It makes the interloper sound suspicious at every level.
It is always unpleasant to have to experience that approach. If you are using cheesy lines and still have not “caught one of the many fishes in the sea” this should be a hint for you to stop. Your approached is not the right one.