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'Call Me Maybe' Business Cards Used To Pick Up Women

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So, you meet a guy at the bar. You talk for a while. As the night comes to an end, instead of asking for your number, he makes the now somewhat dated move of handing you his business card.

Except, instead of the card having his name and the company where he works printed, it has a phrase you have the strong suspicion is about to start playing over and over again in your head for the rest of the night:

"Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number. So call me, maybe?"

If you find the idea creative or appealing, you're in luck because there's a chance this scenario could happen to you: Men handing out business cards with the lyrics of Carley Rae Jepsen's catchy (or annoying, depending on who you ask) "Call Me Maybe" has become sort of a thing.

A company called Vistaprint is claiming responsibility for the first batch and they've filled 150 orders since February, they told the Boston Phoenix.

The Atlantic credited a gentleman named Kyle from Connecticut (no last name given) for the cards making the Internet rounds last month. Kyle gave the card to a woman who took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook. Eventually, a photo of the card made its way over to Reddit.

"I confess I have a guilty pleasure for that song and I was listening to the lyrics and I was like, this would be a good pick up line. I told it to my buddies and they were like, you should get a business card," Kyle told the Atlantic.

Since then, he said, he has been inundated with text messages and phone calls.

And he seems to have has spawned his own little pick-up trend. Other men have started using their own versions of the card. There's Alex, an Arizonan who is apparently open to faxes as well as phone calls; Phil, whose own unique take on the card includes a picture of some extremely large headphones to complement the musical theme; and David Coppini, who reminds women on the card that he's the 'Italian guy you just met.'

But the best Call Me Maybe business card yet (who knows how many iterations will surface), may be that of one Nicholas Walsh IV, who had the clever idea of designing his card like the text message conversation you'd see on an iPhone. (See it on Buzzfeed.)

Now for the real question: What would you do if someone handed you a Call Me Maybe card? Feel free to mull it over while you listen to the inspiration behind the cards and debate its merits in the comments below.

And also, because we couldn't resist, here's what our version would look like:

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