>>>>I tend to be totally in awe of any woman I fall for. I found out the hard way that this turns women off for some reason. -- Skeptic
It's like you said: " just treat them like people." That is so profound because it's not only so simple -- it's totally true. Treat them like people. Women are (or CAN be) as full of shit as any man. They can be pretty cool and awfully fun to be around, too. Just treat 'em like people and you'll quickly find out which they are.
And you're right: ""Few men do." It's been my experience that a good number of men have issues with women that keeps them from treating them like people -- a worship complex; a "I only wanna jump your bones" complex; a "I hate you because you remind me of my mother" complex, etc. Women love it when they have the chance to be around a man who doesn't have those kinds of issues. Believe me.
One of the most fun places I could ever be is a room full of women. Like when the wife has a jewelry / candle party and five or six of her friends come over. Or at work and I stumble into the kitchen and there's nothing but women in there. You talk about fun! In that situation, most of the men I know would freeze up like a deer caught in the headlights and find a ballgame on TV as quick as they could. Me? I really hafta watch myself 'cause in a setting like that I'm like a little kid in a candy factory. -hee hee-
There's lots of ways to get women going, but in case you don't know one, here's a tip: get 'em to talk about men. (That was a free tip. You'll have to pay for the rest.) If you're just a little bit clever, you can have a lot of fun with what comes out of that.
And don't be skurrred. Be confident. Have strong opinions. My act in those areas is usually pretty convincing. :D