Which one is correct?

  1. What's your secret of being closer to women?.

  2. What's your secret to be closer to women?.

Should I use 'getting' instead of 'being' or 'to be' and 'close' instead of comparative 'closer'? What's your secret of getting close to women?


I'd be inclined to phrase as:

  • "What's your secret for getting closer to women?" (i.e. asking a person for their specific approach)
  • "What's the secret to getting closer to women?" (i.e. asking for a generally-accepted approach that applies to all people)

Note that the question itself might be seen as somewhat sketchy, if you were to actually ask it...

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