Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you're tired of waiting around for that dreamy guy to muster up the courage to ask you out, maybe you should consider making the first move.
But it isn't as easy as it sounds, is it? So to help all you gals out there land a date with the guy of your dreams, here are some pointers:
Get him to ask you
You've eyed each other as you pass each other in the hallway, but you immediately look away when he notices you gazing at him. Mixed signals like this will only confuse him. So the next time you spot him, meet his gaze, sport a little smile, make sure he knows that you're interested. That way he doesn't fear rejection and you get your date!
Go the tech way
Social networking websites are a great way to get connected. Search for his profile and add him to your friend list. Once that's done, the rest is easy enough. Just drop him a line asking if he has any plans for V-Day and whether he'd like to break them and spend time with you instead.
Take the friend route
Speak to his friend or a friend of his friend. Find out a little bit about him and his interests. Once you know a little more about him, you can then plot out how to strike up a conversation with him or just ask the friend to make the introduction.
Ease into it
You don't just want to go up to him and blurt out the fact that you like him. Instead, strike up a conversation. It could be about anything really -- the weather, movies, sports. This will show him that you are pretty cool and won't be a boring date (hopefully).
Steer clear of crowds
The best way to ask him out is when he's alone. You don't want to ask him out when his pals are near (he might feel awkward about saying yes). Nor do you want to do it in the presence of your BFFs (he might get shy in all the female company).
So take him aside and ask whether he'd like to watch a movie or a cup of coffee on Valentine's Day.
Have you ever asked a guy out? How did you do it and how did it go?
Do you have a fail-safe trick to land your dream date?
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Illustration: Uttam Ghosh