How To Meet New People: 50 Platonic Pick-Up Lines For Future BFFs

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My guy friends often joke that my roommate and I have a fan club. Though, this little support group doesn't have one male member. Instead, it's filled entirely with females — platonic female friends of friends, to be exact.

Listen, being single in New York (or any other major city) is rough. The surplus of disastrous dates, the guys who constantly disappear and reappear, the dudes who just want to hook up... you get to a point where you couldn't care less about the hottie who won't look your way, and you're all, "Bring on some new best friends!"

Though it's certainly possible, you can't always be insta-friends with someone you're meeting for the first time. So how do you lure in a new BFF?

Try these hilarious pick-up lines for friends!

1. "Girl, did you fall from heaven to be with me? 'Cause I don't have a lot of female friends."

2. "Are those space pants, because they're really cute! Where did you get them? We should go shopping together sometime."

3. "Was your dad a thief? Why? I don't know, just making small talk. Mine's an orthopedist."

4. "Girl, are you sweatpants? Because we're gonna spend a lot more time together when I'm not dating anyone."

5. "Girl, I wish I could rearrange the alphabet and have U and I go bowling." 

6. "This is crazy. I swear I'm not a career counselor, but I could listen to you complain about your job for hours."

7. "Are you a parking ticket? 'Cause I could give you a ride home if your car got towed or something. I'm happy to, really." 

8. "Hold up, girl. Are you a college professor? 'Cause I've got a feeling I'm gonna occasionally talk to my other friends about how annoying you are."

9. "Is that a mirror in your pants? Because I can see myself getting coffee with you and talking about our boy troubles. And we'd be wearing pants, obviously." 

10. "Hey, what's your sign? Wow, I'm a Gemini! According to the stars, we're supposed to have a mutually supportive and non-competitive positive relationship!"

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11. "How much does a polar bear weigh? Please be my friend."

12. "You breathe oxygen, too? Wow, we have so much in common."

13. "Feel my shirt... it's made of best friend material."

14. "We're not socks, but I think we'd make a great pair of friends."

15. "Hey, I just realized this, but you look a lot like my next best friend."

16. "Do you have a name or can I call you bestie?"

17. "I'd say 'god bless you' but it looks like he already did with me, your new best friend."

18. "On a scale of 1 to America, how free are you tonight?"

19. "Do you know what the Little Mermaid and I have in common? We both want to be part of your world."

20. "I'm not a therapist, but you can tell me your problems anytime."

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21. "Do you believe in friendship at first sight? Or should I walk by again?"

22. "Hey, are you single? Because I've been told I am the best wingman."

23. "I'm gonna need one more bridesmaid to make it even. Be my friend?"

24. "I've noticed you noticing me and I'm just giving you notice that I've noticed you and I have a major friend crush on you."

25.  "Do you have a shovel? Because I'm digging your style."

26. "Besides being super cool, what else do you do for a living?"

27. "Do you like 'Toy Story'? Because you've got a friend in me."

28. "Did anyone tell you life was gonna be this way? No? Let's be 'Friends.'"

29. "Hypothetically, if you needed me to, I'd help you cover up the murder of my ex after I accidentally killed your husband with my car. Be the Jen to my Judy?"

30. "Can men and women really ever be just friends? Let's find out."

31. "Life is wild. Be the Abbi to my Ilana?"

32. "Going on a road trip soon and I need my Louise."

33. "I'm not a doctor, but every Meredith needs a Christina." 

34. "Are you a circle? Because our friendship would never end." 

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35. "Be the Harry to my Sally before the sex part?"

36. "I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?"

37. "I'm going to be a horse for Halloween but I need my other half. Be my best friend?"

38. "I just got dumped. Share a bottle with me?'

39. "I want a work wife but I work from home. Be mine?"

40. "I'm taking applications for a best friend. Want to put your name in?"

41. "How are we supposed to make friends at this age? Walk up to people and say, 'want to be friends?' ...Want to be friends?"

42. "I deleted my Facebook. Can we be friends IRL?"

43. "Are you tired? We should get coffee."

44. "Are you sure you're name's not Alexa? Because I could ask you things all day long."

45. "I’m not currently an organ donor, but I’d be happy to give you a kidney if you ever needed one."

46. "Hi, my name is (your name), but you can call me anytime. Seriously I'm a great listener."

47. "Be my friend if I'm wrong, but dinosaurs still exist, right?"

48. "Are you a sailor? Because I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship."

49. "Are you a therapist? Because I feel like I could tell you anything."

50. "Just call me a masseuse because I've got your back."

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Michelle Toglia is the Deputy Lifestyle Editor at Bustle.