Asking someone out for a date can cause anxiety. The fear of rejection is always present, and it can create even more anxiety. If you look fearful or nervous, it may not come across as endearing. Here are a few helpful pointers to consider when you want to ask someone out on a date.
Relax
The first thing you need to do is take some deep breaths and just relax. Everyone has experienced the anxiety related to asking someone out. Don’t over think it, just do it. The worse thing that can happen is you may hear a no. If that happens, you just move on and leave that behind you.
Watch Body Language
Try to strike up a conversation before hand so you can watch body language. You will be able to tell if they are interested before you ask if you do this. If they keep moving their body away from you, or turning around, they will likely say no. Seeing this before you ask will help you eliminate the embarrassment of rejection.
Where to Go
Before you ask someone out you should have an idea of where you want to go. Keep the first date simple. Ask them out to coffee or tea, or to a local bakery where you can enjoy conversation. These are also non intimidating, and will give you an opportunity to get to know each better for future date ideas.