When a girl approaches you and makes the first attempt at starting conversation, what kind of openers do YOU prefer to be approached with? Casual comments (weather, etc.), current events and news comments, personal comments (on your clothes, etc.), humorous comments, or something else entirely?
How much does what she is saying matter in relation to other factors about her, like her appearance etc.? Will you laugh at even lame lines if she is attractive and "your type"? Will an interesting opener make you (re)consider someone who is not normally someone you would find attractive? Basically, does the line matter at all if she is what you would consider attractive in a female?
It doesn’t matter what she says
I don't think it matter's what a girl says. I have had a girl come up to me before asking for my underwear! Anything to break the ice. I am regularly asked to take photo's (that's a good one). A common one I find girls using is...hey you look like <insert celebrity name>. I am not the only one who gets this though, my friends/wings get it too.
This is a hard question to answer for some guys. I personally think a girl shouldn't (have to) approach. i think you should think more in the direction of 'how do i get approached more often'. i think a girl approaching sets the wrong dynamic. I’ll try to think of some arguments for this statement later, because i don't have a clue as to why I’m saying this at the moment
I listened to an interview of Anthony Robbins with John Gray (author of 'men are from mars, women are from Venus) once, and he made a very good point. He said 'a man needs to know he can be successful with a woman'. He was saying this in respect to proposing marriage to a woman, or saying I love you and stuff like that, but probably this rings true for pick up as well. Pick up artists refer to this as approach invitation*. Perhaps a good place to start then is going out and watching for women who give out these AI's and how successful they are with it.
I find this an interesting topic, i think many guys will answer 'if you want to get laid, just tell us', but that's probably not what you're looking for (in the first place that is).
Just a thought: use this question as pickup line (''does a pickup line matter?')
Be playful and make it fun
It is rare that women open up to a guy in the first place. I think they will be shocked or scared more than anything else. It's best to be playful and make it fun. Oh and yes ,appearance matter's. Guys can be just as harsh as girls if you don't look as though you've made an effort.
It’s less important that a guy's wearing the latest fashions - it's more important that he looks good in what he's wearing. His clothes should match/coordinate with each other, the clothes should fit well, and the outfit should look "pulled together". Learn how to meet women on Tinder.
First impressions aren't all about clothes - in some cases a great personality can make up for poor clothing choices. But unless you're meeting at a specific event that requires non-standard clothing (like a formal dinner party), but women assume what you're wearing when you first meet is how you'll look most of the time - so yes, casual, good fitting well matched clothes certainly do help with positive first impressions.