Past research examining the combined influence of normal initial conversations and attitude similarity on interpersonal attraction has been limited to same-sex acquaintances. This research note reports on a study which tests (a) the generalizability of these findings to opposite-sex early acquaintance and (b) the sex combination scope condition of the interpersonal goals perspective. The findings indicate that normal initial conversations between opposite-sex partners overcome the positive preacquaintance similarity- attraction association by increasing attraction toward attitudinally dissimilar partners. These findings replicate the outcomes of earlier research on same-sex partners. The findings are interpreted as strengthening and broadening support for the interpersonal goals perspective on attraction in communicative relationships.