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Let Howcast be your dating coach with this video series on how to ask out someone.
You Will Need
- Some conversation starters
Approach the person and introduce yourself. Don't bother with cheesy pickup lines—studies show a simple "Hi" works best.
Use name immediately
After you get the person's name, use it almost immediately. For example, "So, Jen, are you a coffee addict, too?" People love the sound of their own name.
Once a conversation is underway, ask questions so you can do more listening than talking. When allowed to dominate a conversation, a person is more likely to rate the listener as highly interesting.
Don't linger. After a few minutes, say that you have to rejoin your friends, get back to work, whatever. End the flirting before you run out of things to say.
Say you'd love to see them again
Before walking away, tell the person you've enjoyed chatting and would love to see them again. Hopefully they'll offer their number.
Ask for phone number
If the other person doesn't get the hint, ask straight-up for their phone number. Now go think of what to say when you call!