Top 10 pickup lines at FinCon.

thThe 2015 Financial Blogger Conference starts today in Charlotte, NC, and once again I’m among my people.

Not rich people necessarily, but people who are nerdy enough about money and blogging not to be bored by conversations about compound interest and Google algorithms.

Is it any wonder that some relationships — and at least one marriage — have resulted from this annual money geeks meetup?

Last year I wondered how these romances began. Was it finding someone with similar financial values? Noticing that this person’s eyelids didn’t droop when you mentioned retirement planning?

Or maybe it was just the two free drink tickets that come with the receptions.


To amuse myself I started coming up with pickup lines for PF bloggers, a la the “Top pickup lines at ‘Star Wars’/‘Star Trek’ conventions” meme. To amuse my fellow attendees, I’m posting them below.

Some of the humor might not register completely unless you’re a blogger or a dollar dork. But I think you’ll get the gist.

1. “It’s not the size of the blog. It’s what you do with it that matters!”

2. “Come over to my place and we’ll spread some sheets, if you know what I mean…”

3. “You must be tired, ’cause you were running retirement figures in my dreams all night.”

4. “I can make your blog roll, baby.”

5. “Let’s share a side hustle. And a front hustle. And a back hustle.”

6. “I’m hyper about linking with you.”

7. “Miss, could you help me unzip my file?”

8. “I took one look at you and my pod is ready to cast….”

9. “Let’s talk scoring – and I don’t mean credit.”

10. “Hey, beautiful, wanna sponsor my post?”


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  1. You started my day with a lovely giggle. Thank you!

  2. You made me both blush and giggle with my morning tea. Well done!

  3. Oh My Gosh. This is hilarious! I’m at Fincon now and loving it. #budgetnerdsunite

  4. teinegurl

    lol #2 oh my!!!

  5. I thought I’d heard some groan-worthy pick up lines, but these are wonderfully awful! ;o)

  6. these lines are more groan worthy than anything else.

    I suspect the 2 FREE drink coupons had more to do with both the lines and the actual pickups.

  7. These shenanigans! I’m here and loving it! Keep them coming.

  8. Cathy in NJ

    Number 7. “Miss, could you help me unzip my file?” is the best. Nerds rule:)

  9. Ha ha ha… Love them.

    Two conventions on my bucket list: FinCon and ComicCon. I’d better bookmark this list. 🙂

  10. Best kind of people around!!!!

  11. Great lines, thanks. So bad they’re funny! “Spread my sheets” lol 🙂

    This is one of my favorite dorky lines:

    “You still use Internet Explorer? You must like it nice and slow.”

  12. Hilarious! Looking to attend FinCon 16 for the first time.

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