I love summer in Paris, especially when I can spend an afternoon at a sidewalk café sipping Perrier with a twist of lemon, reading Le Monde, and people watching.
What I love even more is when a handsome Frenchman flirts with moi.
As I was on the receiving end of the best pickup line I've ever heard today, it made me think about the "best of" international pickup lines I've received while living in Paris. Allow me to share them with you:
The sweetest (from Marco the Italian):
Your eyes glitter like the Eiffel Tower.
The most confusing (from Reinhard the German):
You look warm like central heating. (Did he mean I was a hottie?)
The nastiest (from an American tourist):
I bet you got some nice pussy cat going on down there!
A bit obnoxious (from Javier the Spaniard):
Would you like to learn a foreign tongue? I can teach you with mine.
Even more obnoxious (from Big Cheese years ago):
So you are a little bit French? Would you like to have some more French in you?
And the best pickup line goes to....a Frenchman of course. How much more French can you get than what the fish vendor at my local farmer's market whispered as I walked by:
You bring the bread, I'll bring the wine, we'll have a picnic together?
So what are the best pickup lines you've ever heard or said?