Forget Jennifer Lawrenceâ€¦ Audrey Hepburn chat-up line named best in movie history
2013-02-28 08:18:26 -
Jennifer Lawrence may have won the Best Actress award in Hollywood on Sunday but she was not even nominated for another film prize, that has just announced its first winner â€“ one for the Best Movie Chat-Up Line.
The new award goes instead to a line delivered by Audrey Hepburn to Cary Grant 50 years ago in the 1963 romantic thriller,
â€śCharadeâ€ť: â€śI donâ€™t bite you knowâ€¦ unless itâ€™s called forâ€ť.
Hepburnâ€™s line wins on the basis of an online test of flirtatious movie lines in â€śliveâ€ť conditions, conducted by Badoo.com ( www.badoo.com : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww ..
), the social networking site for chatting, flirting, dating and meeting new people.
Badoo offered female users across the English-speaking world the chance to select from a list of 10 such lines from Hollywood movies and use them as â€śice-breakersâ€ť to start online conversations.
â€śThis is a study of chat-up lines in actionâ€ť, says Louise Thompson, Badooâ€™s Director of PR. â€śAnd not just any lines but Hollywoodâ€™s finest.â€ť
Badoo then analyzed the data on 1,000 interactions using such lines. It measured two things â€“ first, which lines were most picked by women to approach men, and second, which lines got the highest response rate from the men approached. The two gave very different outcomes.
The line picked most by women was Hepburnâ€™s from â€śCharadeâ€ť. But the one that got the best response from men was even older â€“ first delivered in a Southern drawl by Bette Davis in the 1932 movie, â€śThe Cabin in the Cottonâ€ť: â€śIâ€™d love to kiss you, but I just washed my hairâ€ť.
In both categories, however, the old movie lines outperformed more recent ones.
â€śBut then the old lines do seem betterâ€ť, says Thompson. â€śIn fact, we found it much harder to find strong candidates from recent movies. They donâ€™t seem to write them like they used to.â€ť
â€˘ The Line Most Picked By Women To Approach Men
1. "I don't bite, you know â€¦ unless it's called for."
Audrey Hepburn to Cary Grant in â€śCharadeâ€ť (1963)
â€˘ The Line Getting The Best Response From Men
1. "I'd like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair."
Bette Davis in â€śThe Cabin in the Cottonâ€ť (1932)
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