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PUA Openers

Openers are what PUAs use to get conversations started with the women they're interested in. PUA openers can range from a simple "hello" delivered with a cocky smile, to elaborate stories crafted to get their targets interested in them. Below is a list of PUA openers, both specific techniques, as well as general categories of openers that pick up artists use to get into set.

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Opener Types:
  • Blow Out Opener

    Quick Definition: An opener designed to blow the artist out in order for him to practice being comfortable with rejection….

  • Canned Opener

    Quick Definition: A memorized and practiced opener that a PUA uses repeatedly to open sets and start an interaction. Full…

  • Compliment Opener

    Quick Definition: A sincere and unique compliment used to start a conversation with a girl of the PUA’s interest. Full…

  • Direct Opener

    Quick Definition: An opening line or statement that conveys direct interest in the target or set.  Full Definition: Direct openers…

  • Flopsy

    Quick Definition: An opener where the PUA comments on something that a woman is about to focus on. Full Definition:…

  • Focus Opener

    Quick Definition: A type of opener where a PUA starts a conversation by talking about something that the woman is…

  • Functional Opener

    Quick Definition: An opener that has a specific purpose within the given situation. Full Definition: In addition to having a…

  • Improvisational Opener

    Quick Definition: Similar to a situational opener, except that it contains elements of drama and “make believe” in the opening…

  • Kino Opener

    Quick Definition: Approaching and opening a girl without words, via body language and kino. Full Definition: Getting a girl’s attention…

  • Opinion Opener

    Quick Definition: A type of opener used to start a conversation by eliciting a woman or a set for their…

  • Shocker

    Quick Definition: A type of opener that creates a “shock” emotion from the target, both IOI and negging the target…

  • Situational Opener

    Quick Definition: An impromptu opener where the PUA draws upon something that is going around him in order to start…

  • Tactile Opening

    Quick Definition: A creative way of opening a girl, or getting her attention without other people being aware of it….

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Specific PUA Openers:
  • “Do I Look Gay?” Opener

    Original Author: AceOfHearts Preferably used with a wing and with a game-show host/party host attitude. [a] “I need your honest opinion…

  • “Girls Fighting Outside!” Opener

    Original Author: Mystery did you see those two girls fighting outside? Like right outside the club… With great enthusiasm… “OMG!… did…

  • “Glasses On or Off?” Opener

    Approach Girls – Glasses off (take glasses off)26 – Glasses on (put glasses on)26 – What do you guys think…

  • “Hi I am an asshole…” Opener

    …Will you be my friend though?If she says “yes”, you are in.If she says “no”, agree and say, “yeah, I…

  • “I’m Lost…” Opener

    PUA: “I’m lost… I can’t find my friends and I’m scared… Remember when we were kids and you could just…

  • “I’m Lost…” Opener

    By Tyler Durden I’m lost… I can’t find my friends and I’m scared… Remember when we were kids and you…

  • “Who Lies More?” Opener

    (Chris Rock version) Hey guys, I need a female opinion… who lies more Guys or Girls??………. The way I see…

  • “You are SO… in my way” Opener

    One of the biggest problems guys have in opening is giving too much value away to the girl, or conveying…

  • “You think I’d look sexier if I was wearing that?” Opener

    Find the strangest dressed guy in the club and ask this one. This opener uses style, the gay factor and…

  • "Are You Shy?" Opener

    Are you shy? Because I’ve been here all night and you haven’t even come over to talk to me.

  • "You're a Herd" Opener

    Originally from Jeffy, the “you’re a herd” opener is a slightly quirky, witty and smart opener. PUA: “You’re a HERD!”…

  • 80s Dog Opener

    Summary: Hey guys, I need a quick opinion about something. My friend just got two puppies, a Pug and a…

  • Amazing Sadness Opener

    Credit: Tim from RSD On boot camps, Tim suddenly decided to reverse the role of the students with him, the…

  • Apocalypse Opener

    This is a short opener based on creating instant attraction due to the ballsy nature of the opener. The follow-up…

  • Blind Date Opener

    Walk up to a girl or a group of girls. (no guys in the group preferred you will know what…

  • Cologne Opener

    Originally from Mystery Method In a mall put on a different cologne on each wrist and ask girls which one…

  • Dating for Dummies Opener

    Go find the Dating for Dummies book. It’s bright yellow and black. Find the page that has “NEVER USE THESE…

  • David Bowie Opener

    Originally from Tyler Durden Simple stuff, always opens. “Guys, do girls think that David Bowie is hot?” They’ll talk about…

  • Dental Floss Opener

    A classic field-tested way to open a set. Keep in mind that this one may be played out by all…

  • Drink DHV Opener

    Open the first set by saying: “hold this up for a sec, thanx..”Leave your drink in one of the girls…

  • Drug Dealer Opener

    “Hey, I need your opinion on something…does my friend here look like a drug dealer?” (chicks usually either laugh or…

  • Drug Dealer Opener

    Used with a wing at night, with funny, just-got-done-laughing tonality. “Hey, I need your opinion on something…does my friend here…

  • ESP Routine (Mystery)

    Originally by Mystery Walk up to a girl and say, “Do you believe in ESP?” Remember to SMILE or you…

  • Fashion Tip Opener

    An original and highly underrated opener by kooper. Open a girl by telling them how they would look even better…

  • Fat Elvis Opener

    FAT ELVIS (Wilder) Hey guys, if you were going to hire an Elvis impersonator for your friend’s birthday party, would…

  • Female Roommates Opener

    Originally by Tenmagnet and TylerDurden I’ve been offered this *SWEET* place in (x place).. I want to live there, *BUT*……..

  • G-string Opener

    Hey girls, I need female opinion on something..please give me some advice…My friend totally fucked up his relationship with his…

  • Introduction Opener

    This opener will only work if you already have social proof and have a good, friendly vibe. PUA: (grab unsuspecting…

  • Introduction Opener

    Originally by iijjjji PUA: (grab unsuspecting SHB by the arm and point at a random dude) “OMG, that guy is…

  • Jealous Girlfriend Opinion Opener

    This is a well known opener in the community. You ask a girl about her opinion about relationships, breakups, and…

  • Khaki Opener

    “Hey, guys, my friends and I were making fun of some frat boys, and got into an argument…is khaki a…

  • Khaki Opener

    Originally posted by a member called superfly on the forums Hey, guys, my friends and I were making fun of…

  • My Little Pony Opener

    Original Author: Jlaix “Hey, guys… remember that shit ‘My Little Pony’? Well, I was thinkin about this today, and I can’t…

  • Neg Opener

    Quick Definition: An opener that itself contains a neg (backhanded compliment) intended to bring the girl down a notch, delivery in…

  • Picking Up Chicks Opener

    Simply open with “Hi, we’re picking up chicks”. The vibe control must be cocky and funny and slightly non reaction…

  • Pimp Names Opener

    PUA: Hi Guys, I’m coming up with a pimp name for myself, which is better: “d-licious dogg”? or “deacon dr. rockafella”?Follow-up:…

  • Plant and Stare Opener

    by Tyler Durden My favourite opener lately is to just walk up to girls and just stop. Like plant myself…

  • Seattle GF Opener

    Credit: TD “Hey guys, I need an opinion. My friend met this girl in Seattle, and they really hit it…

  • Sexy Monkey Opener

    Originally by Tenmagnet Do you think Curious George is a sexy monkey? ‘Cuz my little cousin was watching Curious George…

  • Simpsons Opener

    Originally by Gunwitch Hey do you ever watch The Simpsons? Why has Marge never left Homer, I mean she’s a…

  • Sincere Compliment Opener

    “Hey…are you someone confident to accept a sincere compliment?!!!””Hee…hee. Sure.” or “Cool” (Calibrate depending on your perceived social value)”Cooool. Me…

  • Sincere Compliment Opener

    Developed by RSD, this opener goes something like this: Papa: Hey…are you someone confident to accept a sincere compliment?Hot Aussie…

  • Sincere Compliment Opener

    Original Author: Papa “Hey…are you someone confident to accept a sincere compliment?!!!” “Hee…hee. Sure.” “Cooool. Me too!! Hey, you go first….

  • Tatoo Opener

    PUA: Hey guys, would you ever get a Tattoo? Here’s the deal…my nineteen-year-old sister wants to get her boyfriends name…

  • The Engagement Opener

    Original post by Gambler This opener creates drama, and is very effective in getting the whole attention of the group,…

  • The Jealous Cat

    My friend has been going out with a girl for about three months and they get along really well, they…

  • The Present Opener

    Original post by Gambler This is an indirect opener which works really well for day game.“Hey guys, I need your…

  • The Simpsons Opener

    Credit: Gunwitch Hey do you ever watch The Simpsons? Why has Marge never left Homer, I mean she’s a sexy…

  • Thug Lovin’ Opener

    Original Author: Jlaix “Hey guys. I’m doing a poll. Which is superior… which do the ladies prefer more… THUG LOVIN’? or……

  • Two-Part Kiss Opener

    By Style (Neil Strauss) If a guy is dating a girl, and she goes out to a bar… and gets…

  • Valentines Day Opener

    Original Author: Gambler I just created a Valentine’s Day themed opener which you can use for the next few weeks! Seasonal…

  • Valentines Day Openers

    “Hey… Did you get my card?? You can deliver this with a big jokey smile, or with over-the-top conspiritorial seriousness….