Sorry if this sounds awkward. Especially on the internet where most people do not know me. But I just wanted to say that I really have no idea how to talk with women. and I would like some tips. you see, English is not my first language, although I have learnt it since middle school. I can generally speak well, but when it comes to the more subtle aspects. I really do not know what to say. you see all the women I have seen in college respect me, so it is not like I am terrible with women. but I can never find a way to start a conversation without being awkward (like the weather is nice). I am also not a shy person so it is not like I am an introvert. and I also do not want to be using like pickup lines and shit like that. I am a gamer, but I can't assume that a woman is a gamer unless I see her wearing a shirt or something that is gaming related. So I can't automatically start a conversation about gaming. I think the problem is generally that I do not completely know what type of jokes to people like to say and I do not understand half of the jokes that are not memes. I have figured that since the gbatemp community is very nice, that this is the best place to ask my question without any uncomfortable feelings. so I guess my question is, for the ladies in here, or anyone with experience. What do you find awkward? and what do you like? how can I talk to a girl I like and start a relation with her without being awkward.