Shakespeare isn’t a stranger to love. He’s written about it in a comic sense (Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest), a tragic sense (Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra), and has even inserted love stories into his historic plays (Henry V). It should come as no surprise then, blog reader, that many lines in Shakespeare’s plays can have real life applications of picking up someone you’d like to have relations with. Shakespeare’s characters did it and so can you! Here are some of my favorite Shakespeare pickup lines and how I think they can be applied in real life.
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise man’s son doth know.
– The Clown, Twelfth Night
This would be a great line to use after last call at a bar. Just go up to your gender of choice and drop this on them, say it’s from Shakespeare, and I’m pretty sure you’ll at least get to second base. At least.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
– Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ever have an awkward first date? Or third? Or…any? Maybe just an awkward first meeting? This line is great for that. If you spill hot soup in your date’s lap or go in for a kiss and instead lick their nose (it happens), this line is a great way to recover from that.