The Best Pickup Lines for a Midnight Screening of ‘The Hobbit’


Attention hobbits and elvish princessess: the day has arrived. Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit opens tomorrow, and many theaters are holding midnight screenings this very night. Now, there’s no better place to meet a fellow geek than at a midnight screening for a nerdy movie (we hope your costume is spot on), but in our experience, it can sometimes be a little difficult to break the ice — even when you know you’ve got something in common. That’s why we’ve compiled this handy list of pickup lines for both guys and girls to use while striking up a conversation in line for the show — or any time thereafter. Yes, most of them are completely groan-worthy, but isn’t that the point of a pickup line? Click through to get a few ideas on how to nab your own precious tonight, and add to our list in the comments!

Want to come back to my place and smoke a little Longbottom leaf?

What do you like for second breakfast?

I may look really short, but that’s only CGI.

Were you forged by Sauron? Because you look precious.

Elen sila lumenn’ omentielvo. (“A star shines on the hour of our meeting”)

Watch out, girl. I’m about to rescue you from Lonely Mountain.

You don’t know even it yet, but you’ve just found the One. Now let me get in your pocket.

Are you an orc? Because you’re making my Sting glow.

Are you Gandalf? Because you have me seeing fireworks.

Is your name Smaug? Because you look like you have loads of treasure in your cave.

I must be the ring and you must be Bilbo, because you’ve got me wrapped around your finger.

I’ll take you there and back again.

I want you in my hobbit hole.

Just wait until sunset — that’s when I’m going to open your secret door.

Were you born from Smaug’s mouth? Because you came out hot.

Girl, you’re glowing. Are there orcs nearby or are you just glad to see me?

My feet are bigger than Bilbo’s… and you know what they say about big feet.

I don’t know you half as well as I should like, but I like all of what I see.

You wake something Tookish up in me.

My staff is even bigger than Gandalf’s.

I’ve got a feeling you’re about to become my Precious.

I’m like Beorn — half man, half bear. Guess which part is bear?

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations — so here’s what I’m doing later.

Did it hurt? When you fell from the Timeless Halls?

I am no man.