The online dating/social networking site badoo.com conducted a study to reveal the most successful pick up or opening line phrases in online dating. These phrases seem to differ by culture, but one phrase won out over all the others...."You have beautiful lips." Interesting no?
Commenting on someone's lips is very personal and conveys a desire to experience said lips. It conjures up visions of kisses. Fantasy worlds where kisses rival anything else one can experience. Kissing is very personal and connects two people immediately body to body. It is of course a gateway, if only in the mind for some, to sex. Most people if they think about the best kiss they ever participated in will definitely feel all warm and fuzzy and flirty and sexy. Apparently, complimenting a woman on her lips is a road to her heart or at least to get your foot in the door.
The study broke down other phrases by cultural or global location to be more definitive. European women were partial to compliments of their legs or thighs. For American, Italian, and French women, praises for their clothing was at the top of the list (that seems awfully shallow). Canadian women liked for their skin to be complimented. A Spanish or South-American woman liked compliments on her hair. For Dutch and Portuguese women the site claimed that the line "You have beautiful ears" was the road to success. For Russian women, it was compliments on her nose.
I'm not sure how scientific such a study can be. There are so many variables involved. Most of the women preferred personal references. To me, a personal reference shows that the other person is paying attention to you as a person. It makes the contact personal. And in the case of lips, it makes it sensual as well. Those who liked compliments of clothes the best I'm not sure what to make of them. That seems to take the personal touch right out of it.
One thing is certain though, I doubt that the word "sup" appeared in this study at all. Women regardless of culture I think want someone who pays attention to them - notices them - appreciates them. Sincerely. Not with just a line. You have beautiful lips may get your foot in the door but it won't get you much further if you're just not that into her.