Typically in both online and offline dating, the first thing that draws your attention to someone is their physical appearance. After that, of course, the only way to turn an initial spark into a real connection is to start a conversation. Here are four go-to dating topics to discuss with women that will set your relationship on a right course.

Dating Topics You Need To Stick To If You Want A Guaranteed Good Start

Her friends

A women will reveal a lot about herself by the way she talks about her friends. Are they adventurous, outgoing and crazy? Or do they like to stay in and watch TV or read books? Most likely, her friend group will have a mix of both. Many aspects of a woman’s personality will be reflected in the other women she spends her time with.

Pop culture

When you’re meeting a woman for the first time, it’s unlikely that you have many common experiences, let alone shared acquaintances. Pop culture serves as a neutral common ground where you can establish similar interests, or learn about something unfamiliar to you. Sports and books are fair game, but it’s even safer to start with music and movies, which are generally more widely consumed.

Travel

Even if you or the woman you’re speaking with haven’t traveled much, the topic of travel opens up discussions of goals and future aspirations. A woman’s answer to What’s your dream vacation? tells you about her desires for exploration, relaxation or both. And if she has traveled, asking Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever been? gives her the opportunity to tell a story that will get you both smiling and laughing.

Animals

If you’re one of those guys that divides all of humanity into the categories of dog people and cat people, this topic will help you out tremendously. Or maybe you’ll meet a woman with a deep affection for her guinea pig, tortoise or snake. Regardless, women (like men) love talking about their pets, and, with any luck, the enthusiasm she has for the most important animal in her life will carry over into your conversation.

As you’re talking to her, make sure to read her verbal and physical cues. Not all women have the same interests, and they like to talk about different things. But if you can figure out what a woman is passionate about, you’re off to a great start in making a connection.

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