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Let Howcast be your dating coach with this video series on how to ask out someone.
You Will Need
- An opening line—and opening question
- A few good travel stories
- And some quirky questions
Dress nicely, but don't overdo it. Being overdressed or too sexy makes you seem desperate, which is always a turn-off.
Smile at the person who's caught your eye—but do it the right way. For women, that means smiling while eyeing his body appreciatively. For men, it means holding her gaze.
Approach with a good opening
Approach the person and say "hi." Then deliver an opening line that includes both a "we" statement and a personal question that involves the person's feelings, such as, "If the band is as good as I've heard, we're in for a great night. Are you into rockabilly?"
Memorize the person's name and use it. People find it flattering, and transfer those good feelings to you.
Ask quirky questions
Ask quirky questions. A study of speed daters found that the woman picked for a date by every man was not the prettiest; she was the one who asked, "What's your favorite pizza topping?"
Talk about agreeable things
Steer the conversation to agreeable topics. Yelling about nuclear disarmament or which God is the real God is best left for after the third date.
Offer to buy dinner
Seal the deal by asking the person to dinner. Not drinks, which makes you seem uncommitted. Not coffee, which makes you seem cheap. Actual dinner.