There comes a time in everyone’s life when, despite their previous insistence that they are perfectly happy and content with being alone, that the opposite ends up proving to be true. When cupid comes a-calling and his arrows have hit their mark, the object of your affections becomes your be all and end all.
No matter what else you might have going on in your life, you will find yourself obsessing about being with them at any cost. Of course, there’s not much you are able to do about this until you have managed that very basic of first steps: getting them out on a date. [Read: 12 ridiculously obvious signs she wants you to ask her out]
The wrong way to ask her out
As with any other aspect of the relationship game, first impressions are everything, and how you approach the initial proposition of a date could potentially set you up for life, or have you crash and burn like a housefly in a microwave.
So, first of all, what’s the wrong way to ask someone out on a date? Well, dithering and having poor confidence in the execution of the proposition might work for Hugh Grant on the silver screen, but in real life, it’s more likely to make you look like a buffoon. However, even having all the confidence in the world won’t salvage a dull, lifeless, and seemingly perfunctory invitation to a first romantic night out – or whatever else may be on the cards.
It’s far better that you make a dazzling and memorable first impression that continues to keep you in the good books of your intended partner.
A strong start to getting her to go out with you
There is no specific right way to ask someone out on a first date, but some of these following ideas *depending, of course, upon the person you are asking* may prove charming enough to ensure that you at least get a second date out of the woman you have your eye on.
#1 Let them eat cake. Not the most original of the methods listed here, but it is very cute, and the girls love it. Basically, send her a cake, doughnut, or whatever other confectionery you know she likes with the proposition written upon it in icing. You could even have it written upon a number of cupcakes all reiterating the same message in different ways.
#2 Balloons. Arrange for a number of balloons with letters upon them conveying the all-important message to be displayed somewhere that she’s sure to see. This could be on her desk if you work with her *although play that particular one very carefully*, on her car, or outside her front door.
#3 Chalk-tastic. This one is great if she lives somewhere with a quiet country road leading to her home, a long driveway, or a similar stretch of highway that she regularly drives along. Simply get the chalk out, and leave the message in front of her in long letters, so that she can see it even when at speed.
#4 See the light. A bit of time is needed for this one, and you need to be sure that the physical site used to get the message across is somewhere that she regularly sees. All you need to do is get an extension cord and a series of light bulbs and spell the message out in lights. Just watch her jaw drop in sheer amazement at the audacity of your move.
#5 Star struck. You know those luminescent stars that you can get at crafts shops and the like? Well, buy a few packets of those and arrange them somewhere where she is likely to see them when the lights are turned off. Obviously, her own home is out of the question, unless you want to risk a conviction for burglary, but maybe some favored bar or restaurant with a dark corner would provide the perfect location.
#6 Photo-sympathis. Create a photo montage of multiple shots showing you holding up signs of words spelling out the message to ask her out. There are plenty of available forums on the internet to post this where she can “accidentally” come across it. [Read: The shy guy’s guide to asking a girl out]
#7 The power of pizza. Similar to number 1, but for the less fluffy type of girl. How about sending her the invitation to go out on a date upon a pizza with the message spelled out in salami, olives, or whatever her favorite topping is?
#8 Hit the right note. If you have any kind of a musical talent, why not do what crooners have been doing for millennia, and write her a song. Try and avoid the classical Shakespearian midnight serenade, however, especially if she still lives with a father who possesses a shotgun and a particular dislike for his daughter’s taste in men.
#9 Jig it up. This sounds more complicated than it actually is, but create a jigsaw that she has to complete, with the invitation to a date spelt out upon it, and send it to her home address. You could do this professionally or just with a piece of hacked-up card. [Read: How to be more playful when you’re out on a date]
#10 Mock proposal. Get dressed up, get down on bended knee, and perform the question with all the panache and importance of a wedding proposal. You could even replace the ring with a circular piece of paper emblazoned with the name and address of the restaurant you intend to take her to.
#11 Say it with flowers. Literally. Spell out the invitation somewhere she is certain to see, with wild flowers – daisies or buttercups, for example. If you’re feeling fancy, you could even stretch to shop-bought roses.
#12 Scavenger. Get some friends in on the act, and set up a scavenger hunt where the winning prize, unbeknownst to the object of your desires, is a date with yourself. Your friends will, of course, ensure they fall short of the task.
#13 Press-ganged. Contact the local newspaper, and put in a classified advertisement asking her out on a date. If you think you can get away with it, even desist from telling her who you are, so that she has to actually go to the date to discover your identity.
#14 A FINE romance. Leave a fake parking fine on her window with an invitation to a date written upon it, and watch her consternation turn to delight, as she realizes she has been set up in the very nicest way possible.
#15 Shakespeare style. If music isn’t your thing, then try writing a poem that puts her in the picture about your intentions. It’s one of the oldest ways of getting into someone’s knickers known to man – and it still works to this day.
#16 The wireless. Practically the same as number 13, get in touch with her favorite local radio station and get the invitation sent over the radio waves at a time when you know she’ll be driving to or from work.
#17 Tubed. Create a video message and put it on YouTube for her to discover, with a link sent by email or text. Easy, free, and very effective.
#18 Booked. Start a group on Facebook called something like “Do you agree that Sally should go out with Harry?” and get your friends in on the act. Not only is the effect both charming and hilarious, but it could well end up soliciting exactly the comment that you were hoping for.
#19 David Copperfield. Perform a magic trick which ends up with you producing a card that has your message written upon it. It might take her a few moments to understand what’s happening, and this does involve a certain investment in time to learn the trick, but the effect is priceless.
#20 Blind copy. Email yourself a message reminding you to invite the most radiant and stunning woman you have ever met out on a date, then blind copy her in – entirely by accident, of course.
[Read: 22 bite-size tips on having more success with women]
Of all the ways you could ask a woman out on a first date, wouldn’t it be better to start with any of these funny and creative methods to securing a future relationship?
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