‘Tis the season for love … or for phenomenally bad pickup lines.

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a shameless fan of the latter. There’s something so satisfying about throwing a line out there so cringey that it makes your recipient groan.

I’ve been collecting tech-related ones for a while now (did you really expect me not to?). Here are a few of my favorites that you can send to your favorite programmer/computer scientist:

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Computer Science Software Engineering Silicon Valley Valentine's Day Cards | Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic

Use appropriately

There’s a difference between using an awful pickup line humorously to make someone roll their eyes, and using an awful pickup line to harass someone and make them uncomfortable. Use your judgment and don’t be that asshole 😉

Have More Suggestions?

Send ‘em to fakeandbasic@gmail.com and I’ll add them to the list!

Mimi Chenyao | Fake & Basic