Ultimate pick up line in 2019: Netflix & Chill
The phrase “Netflix & Chill” has become an Internet sensation, a Meme and even an entry in Urban Dictionary but more importantly, possibly one of the smartest sexual innuendos of the decade.
“Netflix & Chill” has been around since 2009. Although it started as a non-sexual phrase in a Tweet, soon enough millennials defined it as the ultimate pickup line. Having a Netflix account became a trend and the euphemism became a global phenomenon. This little phrase replaced classic pickup lines such as: “Do you want to get a drink sometime?” “Would you like to come upstairs for a coffee?”
Not so long ago, the aforementioned pickup lines were used by men on women in an attempt to make their catch, if the woman got hooked, they would head down to a bar and the rest was history. But today things have somehow changed. Bars are crowded with people checking out their Facebook feed rather than socializing and going for a casual drink has become a super mundane action.
Etymologically speaking the said phrase is an Internet slang term which serves as euphemism for getting some action, either sex or is occasionally used romantically. It also serves as a booty call, no need for cringy texts with the obvious line: “Would you like to come over?” Now it's simply come over for “Netflix & Chill” and she gets the message. It even became a meme. And as you know anything that becomes a meme instantly becomes shareable on social media outlets. Sadly for the underage youngsters, parents seem to have caught up with the true meaning of the word since it became an internet sensation.
This surprising small yet brilliant line, has been working well for the younger age groups, especially since Netflix has replaced going to the movies, drinks or even to dinner. It’s a more relaxed and informal way to ask someone on a date or more. Although, it’s mostly used as hookup line, occasionally guys who can’t afford to take out a girl on real date, use it also. Over the past couple of years, this phrase is now being used by all ages and social backgrounds especially with regard to casual sex. One could say that it has become iconic.
Netflix is forever indebted to the person who first tweeted the phrase and made it an internet sensation. At first the company tried to steer clear of the sexual association by rebranding and renaming the company ‘‘Qwikster’’. Lame right? Their subscribers thought so too, so they had to go back to their original name and accept the fact that the phrase will stick with them forever. They did acknowledge it eventually but how could they not? It had already been entered into a lexicon and used in events and products. Instead they made the smart choice, took advantage of the popularity of this phrase and multiplied their subscribers by millions.
Various products have been branded with this phrase such as: underwear, condoms, drinks etc. Therefore, we can easily see why this brandable phrase has created such an unforeseen storm. In the dating world, it has created both an uproar and a triumph. Men rave when this phrase works and the girl comes over to their place and vice versa. Some are critical and say that it promotes promiscuity. But in the era of digital evolution and sexual liberation, how can we judge the people using this ultimate pickup line? Of course, some girls will be offended but others will be knocking your door in no time.
If you are around 30 or over you probably remember using a similar line when you were younger, mostly around high school. You would ask a girl to come over your house for a movie and obviously you were hoping for some over the shirt action. Well gentlemen, things have changed slightly and if you want a girl to come over; get a Netflix account, read a couple of reviews on shows and movies and hopefully the girl will give you some flashbacks of high school PDA or more.
It may sound silly but let's say you start watching a new series together, you might also get the opportunity to ask the girl back to yours, in order to watch a couple more episodes and who knows perhaps something more. Careful though, although Netflix can probably guarantee some phone free time (which also means hands-free time); it could also easily turn into binge-watching which guarantees zero action. Therefore, extend this invitation accordingly to women who actually know Netflix and are familiar with the phrase. And by phrase, I mean sexual innuendo. Plus, they can rewatch whatever you put on later; since if all goes well you won’t be seeing much of the show or movie. You will be busy doing other stuff. In that case, you my friend have managed to put this smart little pick-up line to use and good for you. Till the next ultimate pick-up line comes to scene, feel free to use it as much as possible and report back.
Insider Tip: Don’t use this phrase to: a) a woman who has never heard of Netflix
b) a prude
c) someone who’s not interested in casual sex
d) a girl you just started dating and you think it might be serious
You will strike out my friend and here at IconicMan we want our readers to be winners. Come tell us your stories about how you used “Netflix and Chill” as the ultimate pickup line.
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