Congratulations! You just put the final coat of paint on your Westeros papier-mâché relief map, there’s a batch of nearly perfected King Joffrey-head cake pops in the fridge, and you’re feeling infinitely stronger after the past ten months of Braavosi Water Dancing lessons. The only problem is that all this preparation for the return of your beloved series has taken you out of the dating game, and your rapier is the closest thing you’ve had to a romantic attachment in a year. It’s understandable you’re feeling less than confident in your flirting abilities, but before you do something drastic like commit yourself to the celibate lifestyle of the Night’s Watch, why not try some of our Game of Thrones pickup lines this coming Sunday? Hand-picked from Season 1, they’re spoiler-proof and organized step-by-step to help you land the man or woman of your dream noble house.
Step 1: Open with something profound
“For all the weight they’re given, last words are usually as significant as first words.”
“A mind needs a book like a sword needs a whetstone.”
“A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.”
“I know a story about a crow.”