When a girl asks you out, it should seem obvious what to do: say yes, right? Yet guys botch this one surprisingly often. Here’s how not to.
You’re in the classroom looking at your notebook, or you’re in the office leaned up against a cubicle wall. A girl you know stops by to say hello and makes a little light chitchat with you. You talk with her, it’s fun; at one point she laughs. And then all at once she tells you, “We should hang out sometime.”
“Yeah, totally,” you tell her.
“All right, I need to get back to work,” she says. “I’ll see you.”
“See you!” you tell her.
You spend the next week mulling over what to do. Should you walk up to her and ask her for her phone number? Should you go tell her about the date idea you cooked up? Should you wait for her to re-approach you and make something happen then?
The more time goes by, the more awkward it gets.
Finally, two weeks later, you bump into her again and tell her, “We should get some coffee or something.”
She says, “Yeah, just let me know.” Then drifts off.
Still, you don’t have her contact info.
The date never happens.
How should you have dealt with the situation?