The women aren’t just talk, either, with four in ten having agreed to a date with a suitor who’s used a cheesy line on them, and one in ten even going on to have a long-term relationship with their admirer. If I told you that you had a nice body, would you hold it against me? Do you mind if I stare at you up close instead of from across the room? Hi, I just wanted to give you the satisfaction of turning me down. I seem to have lost my number, can I have yours instead?

Women like a guy with a good sense of humour, and a good chat-up line can be a great way of displaying that men have one.

'It also takes confidence to pull off a successful chat-up line, which is another quality that can leave many women feeling weak at the knees.‘However, with the reputation chat-up lines have, it is going to take a brave guy to give it a go, but as long as you keep it light-hearted and don’t take it too seriously, you could find you are in luck.‘Chat-up lines may be cheesy but it looks like the mark of a true gent here in UK could be his opening one-liner after all.’Fortunately for the women who secretly love corny lines, the study of 3,000 Britons found that men are also in favour of the cheesy approach, with one in five believing a classic chat-up line is the best way to break the ice.

Four in ten admit they deliver a corny line on a regular basis to try to get a date with a girl, and more than eight per cent think they would have more success with the ladies if they used chat-up lines more often.

And perhaps they’re right, as one in 20 women say they would be more likely to go out with a man who came out with a chat-up line to impress them.

Don't bother buying her a drink, sending flowers or holding the door open.

The best way to a woman’s heart is, apparently, through a cheesy chat-up line. There must be something wrong with my eyes, I can’t take them off you.15.

While many might roll their eyes and claim to find them corny, according to a survey two-thirds of the fairer sex secretly appreciate questions such as, ‘Did it hurt when you fell out of heaven? I have had a really bad day and it always makes me feel better to see a pretty girl smile.

’ and ‘If I told you that you had a nice body, would you hold it against me? And 59 per cent think using a chat-up line shows a man has got a great sense of humour, while another 58 per cent believe it proves he’s confident.

The researchers also revealed the chat-up lines men most frequently rely on to get the girl. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? Apart from being beautiful, what do you do for a living? Shall we talk or continue flirting from a distance?

The most popular was ‘Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?

A few years ago, longtime friends Audrey Khuner (a former Dogster writer) and Carolyn Newman combined their twin interests of cute baby animals and burly guys and published a book on the subject.