There tends to be a stereotype that guys who are tech savvy aren’t the most experienced in the dating world. While they have a high level of intelligence, especially with subjects such as math and science, they don’t have the best social etiquette when it comes to picking up women.

However, this is a common misconception and those guys with their skilled minds just need to know the right way to channel their intelligence into a mastery of female socialization. There are a few ways they can go when choosing the best engineering pick-up line for the girl they’ve had their eye on all night.

Smart Yet Funny

Use that mastery of physics to your advantage in a clever way.

[Tweet “Girls appreciate a man with a mind as well as any man that can make her laugh.”] For example, “Wanna dance? I can really put your inertia in motion” or “I wish I was Adenine, so I could get paired with U.” With a lines such as these we, as females, can clearly understand what you’re trying to say and recognize the fact that this is a smart man with a sense of humor. Right there you get two points in your favor, guys. If you play your cards right and happen to find a girl who is also intelligent and can appreciate some light physics humor you may just find your scientific soul mate.

Think of it as the Scientific Method

You’re a smart guy. A simple key when conducting experiments for any engineer is to have a game plan. A well mapped out strategy when deducing how to get this girl’s attention. You’ll need to construct a hypothesis. For instance, if I display confidence then this attractive girl will like me. Then test it, analyze your data, and form your conclusion. Talk to a girl with one of your brilliant lines such as, “Are you less than 90 degrees? Because you’re acute girl” or “You must be the square root of two, because I feel irrational around you.” Pause for her reaction; if she keeps talking to you it’s a good sign. Draw your conclusion and if all went well you have a successful pick up line on your hands.

What Not To Do

No matter how clever or funny the pick up line may be, it can still cause a girl to cringe if you’re not careful. [Tweet “Pick up lines are cheesy to begin with so lets at least keep it classy. “]No self-respecting girl will find this attractive:  “How about me and you go back to my place and form a covalent bond?” No matter how fancy you make it sound, a nice girl isn’t going to want a guy who isn’t just using the line to break the ice and make her laugh and is only looking for one thing. Be the STEM gentleman we know you are. As always, be confident, use what you have and keep conducting that hypothesis.

By: Kathryn Abrahamsen