The women aren’t just talk, either, with four in ten having agreed to a date with a suitor who’s used a cheesy line on them, and one in ten even going on to have a long-term relationship with their admirer. If I told you that you had a nice body, would you hold it against me? Do you mind if I stare at you up close instead of from across the room? Hi, I just wanted to give you the satisfaction of turning me down. I seem to have lost my number, can I have yours instead?
Another 64 per cent say they would happily go out with a man who was attractive if he used a naff one-liner on them - with ‘Apart from being beautiful, what do you do for a living?
Four in ten admit they deliver a corny line on a regular basis to try to get a date with a girl, and more than eight per cent think they would have more success with the ladies if they used chat-up lines more often.
And perhaps they’re right, as one in 20 women say they would be more likely to go out with a man who came out with a chat-up line to impress them.
Neuro-psychoanalyst Mark Blechner identifies the "Lady Chatterley phenomenon" in which the same sexual act can affect people in different ways at different times, depending on their subjectivity.