I had an interesting comment on one of my other posts that I felt warranted a posting of its own.  A guy asked about how to approach an attractive girl at his gym.  What opening line to use, what topics to discuss, etc.  Well, here’s what I think.  Believe it or not an honest, up front approach often works wonders.  Instead of trying to come up with some kind of “line”, why not just tell her the truth?  Say something like, I’ve noticed you before and been wondering how to catch your eye or say hello…so I finally decided to just give it a try and introduce myself.  I’m so n’ so, and I really hope you’ll tell me your name too!
If she’s at all interested she will respond, believe me.  Women are so used to guys trying too hard or using some lame line to begin a conversation, that the open, direct approach is refreshing and usually works.  If she doesn’t respond, then you’ve got your answer.  As far as topics go, talk about something that interests you.  It doesn’t really matter what it is – as long as it’s something you have a certain passion for, that will come through in the conversation and be a positive thing.  Above all, just be yourself.

Any other thoughts?