Just seen someone attractive at the bar, but can't think what to say? Take a leaf out of Ye Olde Book of Pick-Up Lines. Have you ever used the line, Do you have a mirror in your pocket? Because I can see myself in your pants and had a drink thrown in your face? Have you asked a young lass if it hurt when she fell from heaven and been given a dirty look in reply? Ladies, have you ever spent hours plastering makeup on your face only to be ignored? Well if youre thinking that its time to refresh your flirting repertoire, look no further than Ye Olde Book of Pick-Up Lines. Forget Shakespeare and his slushy plays. Other people in the past were much better versed in wooing the ladies and gents than the Bard of Avon. Just ask the 2nd Earl of Manchester, the ladies of Victorian England and the tribal men of Taiwan. Their methods might have been unorthodox, but the results speak for themselves. Read this guide to the romantic wisdom of the past, and next time youll know exactly what to do when youre stuck for a sexy outfit choice, thoughtful gift or conversation topics for your date. They worked for our ancestors, so why not us? N.B. WhatCulture is not responsible for any slapping, vomiting or other undesirable effects caused by this dating advice.