It’s impossible to miss that “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a huge hit among women; the media have even called it ″mommy porn.″ Women usually have much better taste than reading an unedited book that used to be a fan fiction. Romance novels might not mean a whole lot to dudes, but they hit a lot of women’s buttons, or they wouldn’t be so popular or be a genre that’s hundreds of years old. They make most current genres look like they’re just growing up. When it comes to books, everyone’s tastes are different. Though, this does not matter much. You should read up on what women like. It’s not so much ″study their interests and learn their secrets″ as it is ″study their secrets and become a more attractive potential mate.”
It does not matter, whether you actually like romance novels or not. Shut up! We don’t care. We’ve done this, and it works. Go to the library. Find Jane Austen’s novels. Pick up “Sense and Sensibility” or “Pride and Prejudice.” We guarantee that at least half the women you have dated have read and liked one of these two books. You don’t have to actually like them, but you should act like you do. Pretend you’re back in high school English and have to take notes that include quotes and what they mean. Pull the ones that seem important and discuss (with yourself via paper or Word document) what those quotes mean and how they relate to the overall story. Then write a book report. We’re serious. You’re probably not going to like either of these books, and treating it like you have to know the book for a test will help it stick with you.
Unfortunately, within about a year, you’ll have forgotten most of it beyond, ″Darcy was a douche and what’s-her-name should have married the other guy.″ Fortunately, this is enough for most women. Though, you should refresh your memory about the book.
Get More of a Range
Not all modern literature that women like are romance novels. Sure, you should at least flip through a few of the ones written by more popular writers, but there are so many romance novels today that no woman is going to think you’ve read the same ones as her even if she does think you’ve read any. If you normally read space opera science fiction, time to broaden your horizons. Try fantasy. Maybe move to horror or historical fiction. There’s always realistic fiction, the kind based in the present and often labelled as the only literature in bookstores, even though all the rest of fiction is also there. (Women tell us that all nonfiction is literature, so we’re listening to our wives and girlfriends on this.) Give poetry a shot; not only do a lot of women like a guy who can quote poetry, but the fact that you might be seen reading a book of poetry makes you look like a prime target for the ladies.