Asking someone out can be legit terrifying because: rejection. Sure, some people have nerves of steel and don't mind rejection, but if you're anything less than 100 percent confident, the idea of a, "Thanks but no thanks," is enough to stop you trying to date anyone ever.
So, if you're looking for some inspo, these women share the smoothest times they were asked out. And, just wow, really.
- "I worked in my school library part-time in high school. The new kid came to the front desk and we were chatting. He slid me his number on an index card, and said he was hoping to 'check me out.'" [via]
- "Someone once came up to me at a bookstore and said, 'I'm sorry but this journal told me I have to ask you out right now.' The journal on the shelf said, 'Carpe Diem' on the cover. Very smooth." [via]
- "This happened a few months ago, I went to a restaurant with my mom and our waiter was so cute. He kept eyeing me the entire night and would shyly look away when I caught him. By the end of our meal, I told my mom I was going to leave him my number. She was shocked as that was definitely not me (I'm really shy and keep to myself). I was feeling rather confident. My heart was racing as I scribbled my name and number on a paper and left it in the bill. We bolted out of there, but not before I made eye contact one more time and he smiled and waved. A few minutes later, I got a text. And it was a photo of the note I left, and a note with his phone number on it. He was going to give me his number but was too shy/couldn't figure out how to. I was screaminggggg. It felt like a rom com moment. Unfortunately, he ghosted me after two dates. But I'll never forget this!" [via]
- "I was at the cinema with a guy and he said, 'Hey, can you hold this for me,' and then grabbed my hand." [via]
- "I was at a bar on the worst date of my life when a guy who wasn't my date walked up (while my date was in the toilet and I was at the bar rethinking my life and choices), bought me a drink, and said, 'Give me your number, I'll call you in five minutes and say your grandma is in the hospital.' He did, and we went to another bar that night. It ended up being more of a FWB situation but damn, dude was smooth." [via]
- "I was sat with friends in a Chinese restaurant many years ago, when this truly stunning looking guy caught my eye. I smiled, as you do, and it was returned but his table left shortly after. Anyway I didn’t think anything of it particularly. A couple of hours passed and we were about to leave, when he walked back in and straight up to me. He said he couldn't stopped thinking about my smile, asked if could take me out for dinner sometime. I nearly fell over but of course said yes. We enjoyed a few months of dinners and fun times before it naturally fizzled out. Always stuck in my mind!" [via]
- "A couple years ago now my crush asked me out by sending me a meme of the scene from Harry Potter where Fred Weasley asks Angeline to the Yule Ball. He'd edited our names in and everything, I thought it was so clever cause I've always been a big HP fan!" [via]
- "I was once going up the escalator and the guy going down on the down escalator next to it said as we went by each other, 'You're beautiful, can I take you out?' He wasn't my type, but I was flattered!" [via]
- "The most suave way I was ever hit on was when this guy simply came up to me, gave me his hand, introduced himself with a warm smile, and asked if me and my friend were interested in joining him and his friends. It was smart because they were about to leave to another location (a rejection would be much less awkward for everyone involved) and included his friends as well as my mine (creates a casual vibe, no one feels singled out or left out), and it was refreshing to get a brief introduction first before being asked to give out any kind of personal information about myself. Later, it turned out that this incredibly handsome guy plays in a successful band that fills arenas and also, I made a fool of myself. Cringe." [via]
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.