Hey, nerds need love, too.
Just because you're a Trekkie or can name every township in Middle Earth doesn't mean you don't need a little something to make that hot muggle across the bar (or at the next booth over at Comicon) laugh. Here are 10 pick-up lines that'll give you a shot to, ahem, Slytherin to bed with someone.
See also: The 10 Worst Pick-Up Lines Ever
10. Excuse me, but I'm having trouble walking. I think I've fallen harder for you than Bran Stark.
If they don't understand this one, they should probably stay out of Westeros. Game of Thrones references wouldn't have worked a few years ago, but you might be able to find your own Khal/Khaleesi using this line.
Alternative: Hodor Hodor Hodor? Hodor!
9. Are you using the Confundus charm or are you just naturally mind-blowing?
With all of the Harry Potter lines out there, you're going to have to do better than a simple wand joke if you want to keep anyone's attention. Plus, this one's way more complimentary than asking to see their, ahem, Chamber of Secrets.
Alternative: I'm just like Oliver Wood, baby. I'm a Keeper, but I might just let you score.
8. I'm no Star Lord, but you've got my pelvic sorcery hooked on a feeling.
It'd be a bold move to pull out a Rocket Raccoon line, but if you're a few drinks in and feeling pretty good about yourself, go for it. Until then, what superhero movie had better innuendo and humor than Guardians of the Galaxy? None.
Alternative: I am Groot. (Come on, it works for anything.)
7. You look more like a Romulan, but I'd mind meld with you any day.
While it might take a serious Trekkie to know that Romulans and Vulcans share an ancestry but don't share the telepathic ability to mind meld, it'll probably work wonders on anyone who does. If it doesn't, may they live long and prosper anyway.
Alternative: Mumble some horrible sounding nonsense and tell them it's Klingon for "I find you very attractive. Would you care to see my kingdom?"
6. Are you from Mordor? Because you could melt my precious.
All right, we'll admit it's a little vague as to what your "precious" is in this situation, and you might not necessarily want it melted, but it's the thought that counts. Bonus points if you go full Gollum when saying "my precious."
Alternative: You shall not pass! Without letting me buy you a drink.
5. Are you from Krypton, too, or are you just naturally super?
With DC finally getting the beginnings of a Justice League movie together, it's time we all jump on the Superman bandwagon (that is, unless Batfleck is more your thing) and admit that it's likely going to be a major part of popular culture for the next several years. Just don't ask someone if they're made of Kryptonite. Would you want to be made of a radioactive ore?
Alternative: I'm more of a DC fan myself, but I have to admit, your body is a Marvel.
4. How would you like to be my horcrux?
Aside from the obvious play on words, this line is also perfect because of how horcruxes work. You're basically asking to give someone, um, part of you and let them keep it forever. That's pretty sexy, particularly by Hogwarts standards... Right?
Alternative: I need to learn Occlumency because I can't get you out of my thoughts.
3. It's a good thing we're not Lannisters, because you look nothing like my sister.
We'll admit that this one is borderline inappropriate, but anyone who's familiar with Game of Thrones will instantly recognize the humor in it. If you can't make a good Jaime/Cersei joke when hitting on someone, then they're probably not worth dating in the first place.
Alternative: Are you a White Walker? Because I want you to have my babies.
2. Do you have the AllSpark? Because you're making my pants transform.
That's right, we snuck a Transformers reference into this list. Whether you're an Autobot or a Decepticon, this is absolutely the best you can do to use a Transformers reference in a pick-up line. If you're feeling really confident, refer to yourself as Optimus Prime or Megatron and see how things go.
Alternative: If you were a Transformer, you'd be Optimus Fine/Sexytron (depending on if they'd be an Autobot or Decepticon. Use your own judgment).
1. Han shot first, but I'll wait until you're finished.
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With all of the Star Wars pick-up lines out there, it's tough to pick just one to use. That said, we're opposed to anything involving a lightsaber, and we all know who really unloaded their blaster first in the cantina on Mos Eisley. We're not saying she has to approve of your line, but if she (or he) thinks Han was only returning fire, then do you really want to be talking to her (or him) in the first place?
Alternative: You should hop in my Millennium Falcon, because you've been looking for love in Alderaan places.
See also: 10 Love Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones