Asking Someone Out
Asking Someone Out
Lillian Glass (Communication Psychologist) gives expert video advice on: How do I ask someone out over the phone or email?; What are some polite ways to turn down a request for a date? and more...
Should I utilize a professional matchmaker?
With professional matchmaking services, for the most part it is discovered that these professional matchmakers are just out take your money. They'll match you with whoever comes through the door. The professional matchmakers don't really take the time to get to know you or to get to know the other person they match you up with. They may claim they're giving you a battery of tests and they're giving the other person a battery of tests, but that's nonsense. The bottom line is, they're going to match you with who they have available, and it's not really in your best interest to go to a professional matchmaking service.
Should I try a "pick-up line"?
If you're approaching somebody that you're interested in romantically, please do yourself a favor and avoid all pick-up lines. Pick-up lines don't work. Instead, be genuine, smile, be open, and be real.
What are some things to keep in mind when asking someone out on a date in person?
When you're asking someone out on a date in person, don't show nervousness. Breathe. Take a breath in, hold it, and let it out. Show them that you're cool about it, that you're not wondering, "Oh, no! Are they going to reject me?", so you're not thinking negatively. You also want to have enthusiasm in your voice; you want to seem excited to see that person, and excited about the possibility that they'll go out with you. You also want to have good hygiene. You want to look good, you want to be dressed appropriately, and you want to smell good too, because sometimes if you wear the right cologne, you have the right scent and people will be really attracted to you.