How do you ask someone to go on a date?


There are direct and indirect ways to ask someone on a date. A direct way of asking someone to go on a date is to ask, "Would you like to go out with me?" An indirect way of asking someone out on a date would be to use suggestion, to make it seem as if going out is his or her idea or to emphasize the benefits of dating.

Jeremy Nicholson, a doctor of social and personality psychology, writes in Psychology Today that when asking for something you want, such as a date, there's a 50 percent chance that the person of interest will say yes. This suggests decent odds for either the direct or indirect approach to asking someone out on a date.

The direct approach is good to use if you have a sufficient amount of self-confidence and don't have significant difficulties with handling rejection. Understanding the fact that the person you're interested in will either say yes or no is a good way to approach the situation and simply hope for the best.

The indirect approach is useful for individuals who may be a little shy or who may feel a little awkward about coming out and directly asking for a date. Offering the suggestion that you and your romantic interest check out a place or event that is of interest to him or her may be easier to execute. The suggestion takes the emphasis away from the idea of it being a date and gives the person a chance to partake in an event or experience that is of interest to him or her while getting to know you.

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