11 non-creepy ways to ask someone out

There are few things more nerve-racking than asking someone out: Figuring out the lead-up, the right things to say, and even what to wear can all play a key role in how comfortable you feel when approaching someone for a date. But, of course, all the preparation in the world doesn’t ensure success—it’s very easy to come off as creepy or inappropriate when talking up a person you’ve just met. To help you navigate the #datingstruggle, here are some non-creepy ways to ask someone out, HelloGiggles approved! If you have a connection with someone, this is the easiest way for you to make your move. If you’re already acquainted with someone and share some kind of common ground—perhaps you’re both ’80s movies aficionados, or you like the same kind of music, or you’re even reading the same book—this can all be an easy way to create a segue to asking someone on a date. This can be more controversial, but usually, making sure that this person is interested in being asked out heightens your chances of a successful date with your potential beau. Build up a relationship of some kind with this person, and make sure that they’re comfortable with the idea of dating before you take the plunge. Want a successful date? Make sure that it’s in line with what your potential beau is actually interested in. A coffee date may be great to get to know each other better, but you could be missing out on an opportunity to really wow them if they’d much rather go to a county fair or a book signing for their favorite writer. Asking someone out doesn’t always end in success. Respect the person’s boundaries if they say no or that they’re not interested in dating. Coercion isn’t okay. Having a successful date with someone might require out-of-the-box thinking. If your date is into something quirky and unexpected, this could be a way to … Continue reading 11 non-creepy ways to ask someone out