Pick-up lines can sometimes do more harm than good, especially when they're as cheesy (or worse, crude) as most of the ones you hear doing the rounds. I mean, does anyone really think they're going to work? Well, Oscar Jackman certainly thinks so.
While the rest of us normally fall flat on our faces with all the 'If you were a Transformer, you'd be Optimus Fiiiine' and 'Did you just fart? Because you blew me away!' crap, it turns out they're not all bad.
Well, that is if you've got an X-Men character up your sleeve.
Jackman said: "Once he was on the beach. He was talking to a girl, he was about 13, he was talking to a girl, who I guess to be about 15, and he started walking towards me.
"He came up to me and he started walking ahead of the girl, and he goes, 'Dad, Dad, Dad, she's coming over. I told her you're Wolverine, just go with it.'
"I was like, 'I am the wingman for my 13-year-old boy.'"
Jackman has been married to wife Deborra Lee Furness since 1996, meaning he's not needed to play the Wolverine card himself.
"It's been 25 years, I wouldn't even know how to pretend to have game," he said.
"It's been way too long."
Oscar Jackman Has a Unique Chat-Up Line. Credit: PA
It's good to know that at least his son's been making the most of his dad's role as the iconic Marvel character.
Jackman, on the other hand, says his dating life much more low-key - and that he and his wife are simply massive foodies who love cooking or going out for dinner, or even a night in with games.
"You want to know the secret truth? Make a martini at home and play backgammon," he said.
"If I had it my way, we would be doing jigsaw puzzles, which she says is not sexy, so I have moved up to backgammon. I don't know if it's James Bond, but anyway, it does work."
Sadly for Oscar, now aged 18, Jackman's hung up his Wolverine claws for good, so the youngster might have to start working on a new pick-up line. Mind you, Ryan Reynolds has been busy trying to persuade him to reprise the role, so you never know...
C'mon Ryan, if not for us, do it for Oscar.
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