5 years ago yesterday, I asked a guy out.
I met him on a blind date a week before (08/17/12) at a Thai restaurant. Although it was a blind date, we met in a big group. What he and I both thought would be "easier" and more "comforting" ended up being actually more awkward.
We barely talked to each other at dinner!
Later that night, a smaller group of us decided to go to Baskin Robbins for dessert. That was better... but as soon as we were all done with our ice cream cake, the group deserted us in the parking lot at the speed of light and there we were, standing in front of our cars wondering what to do next. We stood there uncomfortably (but trying to look cool) and decided to end the night with a "Nice to meet you! Bye" *high five.
That really was an awkward bye but I guess it wasn't that bad because we started chatting on fb chat and gchat few days after. A week later, I decided we should take it to the next level and video chat.
During this video chat, I had casually asked if he wanted to go to (USC night) Dodgers game with me. I had bought the tickets right before video chatting, NOT purposely for him and I, but because I wanted to go... but since I'm video chatting with him, I figured why not ask him- it's not like I'm forcing him to say yes, he can definitely say no. It was only after I had verbally asked him if he wanted to go to the game, that I had realized I basically asked him out. Both of us shocked and stunned in the moment, I took a pillow and hid my face. He said yes.
The rest is history.
All our single ladies (readers), some of you might love being single and some of you might be desperate to be in a relationship. Regardless, if you have the opportunity to go on a blind date, give it a try! What do you have to lose? Honestly... really...
At most, "time". But who knows. You might also walk away gaining a great conversation.... great dinner... great entertainment (good or bad)... and/or a great memory (to remember forever or to laugh about)!
Go for it!