Matchmaking looks a little different than it did back in shtetl times, but that doesn’t mean you can’t woo someone the ‘old fashioned way’ by using a few Yiddish pick up lines.
After all, what’s more charming than making your date laugh?
One Tik Tok user found a document from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research outlining 60 opening lines given to participants at a Yiddish speed dating event in 1919.
Like we said, Yiddish pick up lines might not be the most endearing, but they’re a sure fire way to make your date laugh. Use at your own risk!
Here are a few lines translated from that document and some others collected by YIVO.
We can make a mistake together
You run too much in the heavens, be careful!
Don’t stick your finger between the door
For one kiss I will give up half a lifetime
You are as bothersome as licorice with butter
I’ve got a sweet secret for you
You’re as beautiful as a cat in sour cream
Don’t call the wolf out of the woods
Don’t think that behind my smiling face there isn’t a deep pain
Watch out, they’re looking at us
Originally Published Feb 14 2022 08:32AM EST