How do you approach a woman you don’t have ANY feelings for?
You just walk up to her and start talking to her… right?
You can easily approach a woman you don’t feel ANY attraction for, and start talking to her without thinking of how she’s going to react.
Why is such a woman easy to talk to?
Because you don’t care what she thinks of you.
Plus, you are not interested or attracted to her.
But when it comes to approaching a woman you find really attractive and want to get into a romantic relationship with, then the cold hand of fear grips your heart.
But the truth is… all women are equal
Just like you can easily approach a woman you know or a woman you don’t feel attracted to and start talking to her, you can easily approach and talk to a woman you feel attracted to.
The only thing stopping you is the fear she will reject you.
And this is because you focus on unlikely outcomes.
To help you in your journey to approaching a woman you like, I have written this article for you.
In this article, I share with you how to approach a woman and talk to her.
I start out by discussing the right mindset to have when it comes to approaching women you feel attracted to…
…or women you want to get into a romantic relationship with.
Moving on, I discuss what NOT to do when you approach women for the first time. (These are common mistakes I see most men make.)
After that, I get to the actual steps and tips on how to approach a woman you like and initiate a conversation with her. Here, you’ll learn how to approach women in three different environments or situations…
- you will learn how to approach a woman on the street
- you will learn how to approach a woman at a bar, at the club, and at a party, and then
- you’ll also learn how to approach a woman in a group or with her friends
Keep in mind these three environments or situations are different in nature, and therefore call for a different way of approach.
Finally, l share with you some important stuff you need to know when approaching women. (This simple tip makes any woman talk to you and respond positively.)
With that said, let’s get started on how to approach a woman.
Before you approach a woman and start talking to her…
No woman is going to slap you just because you approached her.
You’re a stranger to her, and she has to be polite to you.
So be confident in yourself and your ability to wow women.
The trick is, don’t be preoccupied with expectations… or simply, do not care how a woman is going to react.
Instead, concentrate on how she will love the conversation you’re going to have with her. And how she would want to hang out with you more afterward.
If you’re nervous, she will sense it… and she will find you unattractive (which wouldn’t be a good first impression).
So, the last thing you want to do is to nonverbally communicate to a woman that you’re nervous around women.
No woman is going to slap you just because you approached her.
Before I share with you how to approach women, let me say this…
…when it comes to women and dating, the best rule of thumb is to know what NOT to do.
To borrow a phrase from Joseph Matthews, author of ‘The Art of Approaching’, “Sometimes, it’s more important to know what NOT to do, than what to do”.
So just as it is important to know what to do (how to approach an attractive woman), it is more important to know what NOT to do… that is, the wrong ways to approach women.
Because these are the mistakes that will turn a woman off.
Or even make your interaction with her harder.
So, let’s start out with the wrong ways to approach a woman you like.
The wrong ways of approaching women
Common mistakes I see most men make when approaching women is that they use pick-up lines and give lame compliments.
Even though pick-up lines may work in some situations, the probability that a woman will reject you is high.
Because with pick-up lines, they directly communicate to a woman what your intentions are.
Understand this… women have the impression that men approach them because they want to get into their pants.
So, when you walk up to an attractive woman and you use a cheesy pick-up line, her guard goes up…
…and she’s likely to reject you.
“Attractive women are approached all the time. Even women who are what you might call ‘average’ are approached by men on a pretty regular basis. So when you’re about to approach a woman, keep in mind that it’s not like you’re going to try something that she’s never heard of before,” says dating expert David DeAngelo, author of ‘Double your Dating’.
Now, I’m not saying using pick-up lines is not how to approach women.
Sure, it might work in some situations.
But what is universally acceptable to all women, or how women want to be approached, is to be approached with SUBTLETY.
SUBTLETY… meaning, approach in a neutral way without coming across as if you’re trying to hit on her.
That’s how women like to be approached.
Always err on the side of caution
Instead of using pick-up lines when approaching a lady for the first time, approach her in a NEUTRAL way…
…the same way you would when approaching random women you don’t find attractive.
Simply saying something like:
- “Great weather today, huh?”
…is neutral enough to get any woman you want to befriend receptive to talking to you.
(It’s not so much about the approach. But it’s about the conversation starter.)
So all in all, the first words to say when approaching a woman shouldn’t seem like you’re hitting on her.
The good thing about the neutral ways of approaching a woman is that it helps you get past her guard and make her receptive to talking to you.
With that said, let’s get started on how to approach women.
The first words to say when approaching a woman shouldn’t seem like you’re hitting on her.
How to Approach a Woman and Start a Conversation with Her
Again, as I mentioned earlier… no woman is going to slap you just because you approached her.
The most important thing to remember is that when approaching women you find attractive, approach with SUBTLETY.
When done right, even the most unfriendly woman will be open to your approach.
But when you approach women like how most men do (using cheesy pick-up lines and lame compliments), even the shy woman will reject you before you even say “what’s up”.
So, here’s how to approach a woman for the first time:
- #1 – Study her situation and find something to start your conversation with
- #2 – Get close to her without making your intentions obvious
- #3 – Make a neutral comment or ask her opinion on something
No matter what environment your target woman is in, remember to follow these three steps… and you will notice that any woman you approach will be receptive to talking to you.
Now, let’s go into detail – about how to approach a woman you really like.
Read More: How to Start a Conversation with A Woman
First, we look at how to approach women on the street or in other social places.
(This excludes places women go to socialize, like parties and bars. We will look at how to approach women at these places later in this article. Plus, you’ll also learn how to approach a woman with her friends later in this article.)
Here’s how to approach a woman in the street or other public places:
Study her situation and find your opener.
(Opener is what to say when you approach a woman to initiate a conversation, a.k.a. your conversation starter. It can be anything from making a comment or a statement… to asking her opinion or question about something.)
So, find something that will be your reason for approaching her.
(Remember, the best way to approach a woman you like is to be subtle.)
Now let’s look at two examples or scenarios on how to approach a woman and what to say when approaching a woman to initiate a conversation.
Find something about her to comment on… check her out from her head to her feet.
It has to be unique and shouldn’t seem like you’re the tenth person of the day who has commented on it.
Check out her handbag… is it cool?
Look at her shoes.
Does she have a distinct necklace?
Her shirt… is there any inscription on her shirt that can serve as some good conversation starter?
Do you find something you can comment on?
Then approach her and say something like:
- “That’s an interesting shoe/handbag/necklace… where did you get it?”
- “Excuse me, I’m looking for a birthday gift for my sister/mom/aunt/GIRLFRIEND, and that necklace/bag/shoe/purse looks like her style. Where did you get it?”
Now, you’ve initiated a conversation… talk a little about it, then transition into a more lively discussion… like getting to know her.
(Using ‘girlfriend’ is a good way to get past a woman’s suspicion that you’re hitting on her.)
Grocery store or supermarket example:
When she’s shopping for wine:
- “Hey, I’m trying to figure out which wines are good here. How do you like yours?”
Look around and find something that can serve as a conversation starter… then approach her and engage her in a neutral conversation the same way you would when you approach a random woman you don’t feel attraction for.
If it’s about some dogs fighting, get close to her and make a comment about it.
- “I will bet you 5 bucks the one with the brown fur will win”
(It’s not always about how to approach women, but how to start a conversation.)
Approaching a woman and asking her opinion on something:
- “Does my shirt make me look fat?”
- “Hi, I need a female opinion on something… when a woman asks me whether her clothes make her look fat, what should I say?”
Whichever environment you find yourself in, you can approach someone you like and start talking to her.
Just study her situation, get close to her without making your intentions obvious, then make a neutral comment or ask her opinion on something.
If you want to approach a woman without being creepy, make a neutral comment or ask her opinion on something.
Now, let’s look at how to approach women in places they go to have a good time.
How to Approach a Woman in a Club or in a Bar
These are common places most men go to pick up women.
And it’s a tendency to offer to buy a woman a drink, hoping to get a date with a woman or to get a woman’s phone number.
Again, this type of approach might work…
…but as I stated earlier, it communicates to the woman what your intentions are. And the probability that you will be rejected is high.
So now, how should you approach a woman at such venues without the likelihood of rejection?
How to go about your approach
First, know that women here know you are attracted to them… that’s why you approached in the first place.
So, using pick-up lines or offering to buy her a drink will put her on guard. And she can choose to accept or reject you.
Even saying “Hi” and your demeanor can communicate to her what your intentions are.
So, the best way to approach a lady here is to demonstrate that you’re NOT hitting on her.
Here’re some scenarios and what to say to a woman when you approach her:
Get close to her, and don’t make your intentions obvious… then make a comment about whatever is going on.
Here are 3 situations:
Scenario 1: Assuming there is a television in the bar…
…sit close to her, wait for a few seconds and then say something like:
- “What do you think about this show?” (supposedly she’s watching too)
Scenario 2: If she is offended because some dude tried to hit on her, say something like:
- “Do you have a problem with men at bars?”
Scenario 3: Is she having a drink? Then ask her what she’s drinking:
- “Is that apple margarita?”
You see, this type of approach is neutral, and she’s not going to act unfriendly or reject you.
Because here, you’re not hitting on her. But you’re only asking a normal question or making a comment.
When she responds with an answer, follow up her response with another question relating to what she said.
And if she’s receptive to talking to you, you move things further by talking about other related topics…
…then get to know who she is and what she’s about. [Read how to talk to women]
The key factor to successful approach at bars or in clubs…
Being successful at approaching a woman at a bar or in a club or any other place, is to act as if you’re not interested in her…but instead, trying to have a normal conversation with her.
Try not to hit on her, or use cheesy pick-up lines like other men who approach her.
And finally, when you’re approaching a woman, approach from her side… if she sees you coming, she will know what’s up.
That’s how to approach a woman at the bar or at a club.
When you approach a woman in a neutral way, her guard goes down, making her receptive to talking to you.
Now, let’s look at how to approach a woman at a party and other social venues…
How to approach a woman at a party and other social venues
Keep in mind that women go to parties to have a good time. And this means they are open to meeting men.
So, here’s a simple way to approach a woman you have never talked to at such venues:
Lock eyes with your target woman.
She will be looking around scanning the area. And when her eyes meet yours, you smile at her and maintain eye contact.
If she smiles back, then it means she will be receptive to talking to you.
If she doesn’t, then approach her and say something like:
- “Hi, you seem like a fun/cool/interesting person, and I wanted to meet you! My name is…”
Other things to say when you approach a woman:
- “Hi, what’s your name?”
- “How YOU doin’?”
- “Wanna dance?”
Another approach technique:
Lock eyes with your target woman.
When her eyes meet yours, make a funny face, like sticking your tongue out or giving her a pouty look.
If she reacts by smiling or making a similar facial expression, it means she will be receptive to talking to you.
Approach her and initiate a conversation.
So that’s how to approach women at parties.
You can use your eyes to approach your target woman.
Now, let’s move on to how to approach a woman with her friends.
How to Approach a Woman in a Group
First, we have to look at how to approach a group of women, then after that how to approach the woman you like from the group.
Approaching a group of women can seem harder for most men. Because here, you have her protective friends to get rid of.
So, here’s how to approach a group of women:
Approach the group and ask a question to engage them in a lively discussion.
You can ask them a debatable question… like between men and women who they think cheat or lie the most.
Or ask their opinion about a dating situation that a male or female friend of yours is facing with their partner.
- “Hey guys, I hate to interrupt your lunch/drink, but I need a quick female opinion on something. Do you have a second?”
- “Hey guys, I hate to interrupt your lunch/drink, but I have a question and I need a female point of view. Do you have a second?”
Once you’re in and they’re responding positively, you keep the conversation going for a little longer.
Drop in some witty and funny comments to make them view you as a cool and interesting guy.
You can even tell a funny story while you’re at it to wow the women. Because here, you have to get your target woman to like you before you even isolate her from her friends.
Now, here’s how to approach a woman from the group
Once they are deeply involved in the discussion, you ask them if you could borrow their friend (your target woman) for a second…
…then take her by the hand and away from the group.
Understand this: Don’t approach your target woman first. The group might put up some resistance.
So that’s how to approach a woman you have a crush on when she’s with her friends.
Read More: How to Get Women to Like You
When your target woman is with friends, engage them in a lively discussion, then isolate her later.
Important stuff to know when approaching females
As I mentioned earlier… a woman knows that a man approaches her because he is attracted to her, and wants to get into her pants.
So, it is for this reason that when you approach a woman you find attractive, you shouldn’t show any signs of interest.
Now, how can you accomplish this?
Act as if you are not interested in her.
This means the first word you say to a woman shouldn’t come across as a pick-up line or as if you’re trying to hit on her.
If you make your intentions obvious, that’s when she’s likely to reject you.
And about your body language and mannerism…
Approach a woman with confidence.
Don’t be preoccupied with what she’s thinking or will say to you.
In fact, don’t pay attention to any defensive attitude she puts up.
Instead, have the mindset that you’re there to engage her in an exciting conversation… and that when you’re done, she will want to hang out with you more afterward.
Your posture and demeanor speak a lot about you. And if you’re nervous, she will sense it, and she will find you unattractive.
Plus, the lack of self-confidence communicates to women what your intentions are.
Women have a natural instinct in sensing when a man lacks self-confidence. And this boils down to the fact that you are interested in her, and fear she will reject you.
So when you fawn, it is a flaw.
When you start fumbling over words, it communicates to her you’re a man with low status.
Sure, she should cut you some slack, because her beauty alone has trapped you. But she wouldn’t waste her time with you because you’re not the kind of man she wants.
So, the last thing you want to do is nonverbally communicate to a woman that you’re nervous around her.
And last but not least, maintain strong eye contact when talking to women… it communicates to them you’re confident around them.
A woman is attracted to a man who demonstrates these traits. And when you approach any woman and demonstrate them, your success with women will improve dramatically.
Read More: How to Attract Women
Other useful tips on how to approach women
- Keep a serious, confident look on your face during your approach. Don’t be smiling excessively.
- Try not to compliment a woman during the early stages… it communicates your intention.
- Don’t fawn when she’s unfriendly at the start. Pay no attention to her defensive attitude. She might be testing you to see if you would crumble and give in. When that happens, demonstrate confidence (with the mindset that she’s not the only attractive woman) and don’t fumble. Heck, you’re trying to have a normal conversation with her, and if she is not welcoming, say something like, “It’s nice to meet you”, then go about your business.
Read More: How to Get a Girlfriend
Now, you know how to approach a lady on the road. You know how to approach women in clubs and parties.
You’ve learned how to approach a group of women, and how to approach a woman within a group of women.
In fact, you know how to approach any woman anywhere. The only thing left for you to do is believe you can approach women…
…so, go out there and put it into action.
There’re different ways to approach a woman, which I probably haven’t mentioned in this article.
But everything I’ve mentioned above is a guideline on how to approach a woman anywhere.
You can use the same approaching techniques you’ve learned here to equally approach women anywhere you meet them.
It is also my belief that you can come up with your own approach techniques.
We all have a reason to meet women…
…one man may approach a woman for friendship. Another may want to approach a woman to ask her out and for a relationship. And others may want to approach a woman for marriage.
Whatever the reason may be, it all boils down to one thing and one thing only…
…when you approach a woman for the first time, try NOT to use pick-up lines. Instead, approach her with the purpose of making a comment or asking her opinion on something. And once you’ve managed to ‘entrap’ her in a lively discussion, you take things further.
Another best way to approach women is to look out for signs a woman wants you to approach her. [Read: 70 Signs a Woman Gives Off That Signal Her Interest In a Man]
So, there you have it – how to approach a woman that you like.
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