Audrey Hepburn quote wins top movie pickup line

Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:36pm EST
 

(Reuters) - And the Oscar for best pickup line in a movie goes to - Audrey Hepburn in the romantic thriller, "Charade."

That's according to the results from women polled by the U.K.-based dating site Badoo.com and released on Wednesday before the Academy Awards on Sunday.

"I don't bite you know ... unless it's called for," Hepburn told Cary Grant in the 1963 release, and, 50 years later, women still chose it first.

Men, however, had different ideas.

They favored this Bette Davis line from the 1932 movie, "The Cabin in the Cotton," - "I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair."

They preferred humor to suggestiveness, according to Badoo.com

Of course there's no such Oscar, but for its poll, Badoo asked its female customers - from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - to pick from 10 flirtatious openings to break the ice online.

"This is a study of pickup lines in action," Badoo spokeswoman Louise Thompson said in a statement.

When 1,000 interactions were analyzed - measuring which lines were most picked by women to approach men and which lines got the highest response rate from the men - the difference between the sexes became evident, Badoo said.   Continued...

 
Clothes worn by actress Audrey Hepburn are displayed at Sotheby's auction house in Paris December 1, 2009 prior to the auction organised by Sotheby's and Kerry Taylor Auctions which will be held in London on December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Charles Platiau