Are you single and bored AF? Sick of enduring the daily grind without a hint of romance on the horizon? Want to pass the time with someone who gives you butterflies? Stop waiting around and start making things happen!
Read on to see 7 tips for asking a guy out...
1) Firstly, ask yourself this: "Does he even know I exist?" I needn't say why it's important to be honest with yourself in this situation. If your crush is someone you admire regularly from afar but haven't had any interaction with whatsoever, you need to work on that before even thinking about asking him out. Smiling, a casual wave, or even polite chit chat will suffice.
Build up to it - don't ambush the guy and open with your desire to jump his bones after dinner and a movie. It's creepy when a guy does it to you, so don't think it wouldn't be if a woman did it either.
2) You don't HAVE to say "Will you go out with me?" A simple "We should go out sometime" or "Wanna go for a drink?" will suffice. The first option allows you to gage his enthusiasm and the second one isn't as scary it may seem. People ask each other to go out for drinks all the time and even if he says no, he'll most likely respond favourably in terms of re-scheduling.
If you want to make it clear that it's NOT a platonic request, you can always close with "It's a date."
3) If you're asking him out via text or Whatsapp, keep it short, friendly, and to the point. Don't use any emojis whatsoever - not even a smiley face. Emojis are for friends, family, and co-workers you're on good terms with. Emojis aren't for a grown woman asking a man out on a date for potential sexytime. Also, one "x" at the end of your message will do. Additional ones should be earned, not given away freely.
4) When asking him out face-to-face, same goes. Flirting is good but be conscious of whether you're doing things like twirling your hair around your finger or having a giggling fit. You're grown now - you've got this!
5) That said, it's ok to be nervous. No-one is born with a boatload of Kardashian confidence. Don't beat yourself up for chickening out or if you stumble over your words. It happens! You're only human. If you're feeling embarrassed afterwards, whether he answered "yes" or "no", there's no need to replay the exchange over and over again in your head and overanalyse what just occurred.
6) If he says "No" because he has a girlfriend or wife, that's fair enough. It's not actually a rejection if him saying "Yes" was never an option to begin with.
7) Stop giving a f*ck. Seriously, like the Nike slogan says, JUST DO IT. If he says "No", doesn't read your message, has read your message but doesn't respond, responds but only does so 3 weeks later, or even if he laughs in your face (highly unlikely unless you really know how to pick 'em
), just ask someone else out! Simple.
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