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5 Best Playground Pick-Up Lines for Parents

By Sunny Chanel |

What's Your Sign?

Most of us have put the singles scene behind us and have happily retired any and all pickup lines we may have once used such as gems like “Is that dress felt ? Would you like it to be.” or “Is there a mirror in your pants? Because I can see myself in them.”. Ahh, those were the days. But for those cherishing a monogamous or happily single lifestyle, the craft of the pick up is still alive and well in the days of parenthood.

When I first became a parent, I’d look around the playground trying to make eye contact with other caregivers out there.  The bustling local park can be a eerily lonely place. Breaking the ice, just like at any mixer or crowded bar, is a challenge. Sometimes you just have to have a gimmick. Here’s a list of five pick up lines to aid you in getting that date, that play date that is. nggallery id=’123550′

5 Best Playground Pick Up Lines for Parents

1. What’s Your Sign?

Then: Hey baby, what’s your sign? Now: How old is your baby? The “what’s your sign” line is one of the oldest, most mocked and most unoriginal of all pick up lines. But now instead of discussing what part of the year you were born, discuss what year your child was. This is one of the most common opening lines I’ve experienced as a mom. And the conversation never stops at just the age, especially when the kids are close in developmental stages.

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Sunny Chanel

Since 2007 Sunny Chanel has written thousands of pieces for Babble. She currently writes for Babble's celebrity, moms, and Disney voices sections and has her own blog aptly named Sunny Chanel. You can find Sunny on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and StumbleUpon. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sunny's latest posts →

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