I would like to talk with women because men talking about the usual crap (soccer, women, cars...) even during travels!
With women at least you can talk about things about arts, opera, poetry, it's not just the usual junk. There is much more in it.
Er, I'm a girl and I talk football with friends and colleagues. In fact I like watching sports and do keep track of the major ones. I don't see anything wrong with that. Opera, on the other hand, bores the hell out of me.
It's nice that you're looking for new friends to talk to, but try not to stereotype people?