The dating scene can be a bit daunting. It can be hard to know just where to start. But something won’t come out of absolutely nothing. Making the first move can be nerve-wracking, but you have nothing to lose (I promise). The worst thing that can happen is your crush doesn’t want to go on a date or already has prospects. It is often better that you put yourself out there rather than not try at all. If you don’t try, you might find yourself regretting the decision to never ask.
But how do you even ask someone out on a date? We’ve got you covered with 5 ways you can ask your crush out on a date. It doesn’t have to be so complicated.
1. Ask In Person
Asking your crush out in person is a good way to get an answer right away, without the wait. In this day and age, it can be hard to convey your emotions in person but it will be worth it. You can just ask your crush out for coffee or food. Or if you have a more developed relationship, somewhere that you both like.
You don’t have to confess your love for them or anything like that either, it can move slowly. Whether you want to call it a date or not right off the bat is up to you. So take a deep breath and take that risk.
2. Slide-In Those DMs
Sometimes it can be easier to ask the person out virtually, especially if you’re anxious about immediate rejection. So text that person or message them over social media.
You can get directly to the point and use the word “date” but you can also keep it casual, just asking to go out for a bite/drinks/coffee or something else you both might like to do.
3. Flirt A Bit
You don’t necessarily have to be so direct. Flirting before directly asking someone out on a date is a good way to see if they’re interested first.
But in your flirting, don’t make someone feel pressured to go on a date with you or uncomfortable. That’s not cool.
You can start a conversation about some of your favorite places to go in the area. An alternative is to have them tell you some of their favorite places. In this conversation at some point ask them if they want to go out with you to that place.
Generally, you could ask them about their fav date ideas or spots and them ask them out to do that date.
4. Develop A Friendship First
A date with your crush can be something you work up to by developing a friendship with them first and then asking them out. You can do this by grabbing a bite to eat together (as friends) or just chatting with them in the environment you know them in. Be curious and go on from there.
5. Ask Alone
Lastly, make sure you ask out your crush when you two are alone, be it in public or not. Even if you are spending time with a larger group of friends. Make it when you might be walking somewhere together or are just chatting.
If you ask in front of a group of people things can get awkward. Feelings can often be complicated and you crush may feel uncomfortable talking about changing your relationship in front of a group of people.
So take the risk, you have nothing to lose. Good luck!