5 Tips When Asking a Woman Out on a DateOct 12th, 2012 | Author: admin | Category: The Chronicles
Pop quiz: “What’s the correct way to ask a woman out on a date?”
Now the average man has been approaching women since around the tender age of 12. (for some of us, like myself and Diddy, it was much earlier than that.) This fact notwithstanding, there still appears to be a lack of understanding on the proper way to ask a woman out. So instead of idly standing by as this disturbing pattern continues, I’ve decided to share Five Helpful Tips When Asking a Woman Out on a Date.
Disclaimer: Your chances of success improve dramatically under the following conditions:
A.) She’s available (which means, you can’t go out and try this on Beyoncé or Michelle Obama.)
B.) She’s at least mildly interested in you.
C.) You’re presentable (i.e. fresh breath, washed faced, brushed hair, ironed clothes … should I continue?)
**If not, then let’s begin …
1. Get to the Point
There’s no bigger turnoff than a man who beats around the bush. If asking her out is your objective, then make that known up front. The more time you waste working up the nerve to ask her out, the more likely it becomes that she’ll say no. So keep it short, sweet, and to the point. In other words, if you’re more vague than Mitt Romney’s tax plan, then the chances of her turning you down begin to increase exponentially.
2. Don’t Pass the Buck
Avoid passing the buck at all costs. A great example of this occurs when a guy says to the woman, “I have a pretty flexible schedule. Just hit me up and let me know when you want to get together.”
Wrong move, dude.
In fact, you’d probably have a better chance convincing me that Jermaine Jackson’s hair is naturally silky, than you would at getting a woman to take you up on such a bad approach. It’s your job to take the initiative when scheduling the date. So come equipped with all of the details … let me repeat that: come with all of the details.
3. Originality Is the Key
Presenting a unique date idea is also critical when attempting to increase your odds. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the classic dinner and movie suggestions are still cool, but they do nothing to separate yourself from every other guy who has asked her out within the last hour. Whether you believe it or not, the average woman gets propositioned by at least 3-4 men on any given day — from the UPS man, to her married co-worker, to the homeless guy asking to pump her gas for spare change. With this understanding in mind, it becomes that much more important to think outside of the box, and entice her with a creative date idea.
So tell her that you want to go rock climbing … or better yet, invite her to a mud wrestling match between Rihanna and whoever else is dating Chris Brown this week. These types of date ideas let her know that really put serious thought into how you’d like to create an enjoyable atmosphere for the two of you.
If you’re nervous when asking her out, then she will definitely be able to tell. So practice keeping your cool. If she says yes, then your expression should suggest that you expected that outcome all along. Even if she says no, you should still remain composed. A lack of confidence ranks right up there in turnoffs with: (a) having an extensive criminal record, (b) having more baby mamas than Diddy and Lil Wayne combined, and (c) having a perm that’s better than hers.
So take a deep breath, relax, and display a level of confidence indicative of a man who knows that he is in control of his own destiny.
5. Make Sure That She Knows It’s a Date
There’s nothing worse than going out on a “I think it is, but I’m not sure” type of date. This occurs when the man doesn’t make it clear up front why they’re getting together. That makes things uncomfortable at the end of the night when she hi-fives you, and slaps you on the booty like you’re teammates at Morgan Freeman’s “It’s OK to Date Your Granddaughter” charity basketball game … (btw, I’m pretty sure that charity exists … at least, in his mind.)
No, we can’t let that happen to you. So make your intentions known up front to avoid banishment to the friend zone.
The Fly Conclusion:
For the Men: Now that I’ve given you the essential tips, it’s time to hear from you. What has worked for you in the past when asking a woman out? On the flip side, what were some of the things that failed worse than Joe Biden’s attempts at controlling his laughter?
For the Women: I’d also like to hear from you. Our greatest asset as men attempting to grow in our understanding of the female species is our ability to get constructive feedback from you. With that understanding in mind, how do you like to be approached? We can’t wait to hear from you.
Enjoy this article? If so, share it with a friend and subscribe to the Fly Guy Chronicles RSS feed.
Love Quotables- Chapter 23