Monday, June 25, 2007

After talking to her father...

Apparently these have been in circulation among Sovereign Grace bloggers for a few years now, but this is the first time I've heard about them.

Top 10 Courtship Pick-Ups:

10. "So I talked to your dad last night..."
9. "I lost my phone number. Maybe through a purposeful relationship, we can find out if I'm supposed to have yours."
8. "Your Bible...or mine?"
7. "We're perfect for each other. Our parents have so much in common!"
6. This one comes right out of the book of Song of Solomon, "You're so, so, how can I say this biblically? Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that have come up from the washing...Your hair is like a herd of goats running down a mountain!"
5. "Do your feet hurt? 'Cause you've been running through God's plans for me all eternity long!"
4. "Let's get our siblings together and go out sometime."
3. "I can't wait to see what you look like at 50."
2. "Your modesty's showing."
1. "My parents are back in town. Wanna come over?"

10, 9, and 4 are definitely my favorites, but I have to say; number 5 is a bit cheesy.

So, who can think of some more funny ones?

(HT: On the Silent Planet)



Lana said...

I gotta admit I laughed pretty hard at these. I loved #4!
A few more lines:

*I just don't feel called to celibacy.
*Before tonight, I never believed in predestination...
*You know Jesus?! Me, too!
*How about a hug, sister?
*Would you happen to know a Christian woman that I could love with all my heart and wait on hand and foot?

A few "Dumping" lines:

1. I'm sorry, I've found someone more spiritual.
2. I'm sorry, it's just not God's will.
3. I feel called to the ministry_very soon and very far from you as soon as possible.
4. God loves me and must have a better plan for my life.
5. I'm sorry, but I feel like I'm dating my brother.
6. At least I got a lot out of our Bible studies together.
7. You need someone with lower standards.
8. I think we should just be prayer partners.
9. I do love you, but it's just agape now.

(Numbers 5 and 9 are great =)

Jordan said...

Ryan M. from St. Pete was the mastermind (along with the small help of a few others) on a long bus ride back from Na '04. They have obiviously worked for him, haha, he just got married!

kyle said...

Here are a few that I have used ;)

1. "God told me to come talk to you."
2. "You don't have an accountability partner? Me neither."
3. "Have you ever tried praying at a drive in movie before?"
4. "Man does not live by bread alone, so how about dinner and a movie?"

amber said...

How about these:

1. "Have you been reading God's Word?? Cause the amazing godly character looks great on you."

2. "Where to? My parents' house or yours?"

3. "Have I told you how much I respect your father lately?"
(This would be an automatic point-winner. ;)

Lana, yours were pretty funny, but I have to say; your #5 is a bit harsh! =)

Ryan said...

"Hi, I could help but notice your quiet and gentle spirit from across the room"

"...Really?, PK, Homeschooled, and 15 brothers and sisters, what did you say your name was again?"

"Is it just me or is the Holy Spirit moving in mysterious ways"

"...So with that said I was wondering if you wanted to go out some time so we could get to know each other a little better and see if there would be any future between us, what do you say Mr. Parker?

convo between "still friends" months later...

"Hey remember that time I ask your father if we could enter into a courtship and he was all down for it...haha but you were like "never in a million years dad", ah Good times, Its almost like you handed me my head in basket haha and then your Dad was like "dont worry son you can always try back in a few months" lol oh man but hey at least its not werid or anything between us.

Stephen said...

Hi...yea would you like to know...maybe sometime...umm...

You're not courting anyone right now? What a coincidence, I just talked to your dad about you the other day and he said the same thing.

Oh, you are courting someone? Funny, I just talked to your dad the other day and he said you weren't...

So I noticed you were blogging on the singles blog the other day...

Did you go to Passion '06? Because you're just "shining" everywhere.
(Only people that went will get this)

I have faith that everything that happens for a reason and that God leads every step of my life. Funny thing running into you.

Going out with to lunch with a girl's dad: $5.65 (you don't want to look like you splurge money carelessly)

Cleaning your car out and going through the car wash before meeting and a new air freshener with the girl's dad: $12 (you don't want to get caught lookig sloppy)

Going through that and weeks of fretting and praying only to get told no: Priceless