How to Ask an Acquaintance Out on a Date

Talking to someone new and getting to know them is an exciting activity for many people.
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Meeting someone you are interested in dating, however, is exciting and worrying at once. It is difficult to know how a person will respond to your advances. Once you establish that both your acquaintance and you are interested in dating, going on a date and even pursuing a relationship becomes natural. The dates become increasingly more enjoyable and exciting.

Work on your self-confidence.
People naturally gravitate towards people who are confident and your acquaintance is more likely to respond positively to your advances. Do this by emphasizing your strengths, taking risks and being self-aware.
Talk to your acquaintance frequently and get to know them better.
This helps to establish a stronger relationship and discover things she likes. Remember to include light flirting to show interest in the person beyond friendship. Subtle gestures such as occasional touching, smiling and compliments work.
Plan fun activities for the date.
Base the activities on what you learned about your acquaintance in step 2. This shows him that you listened to what he said during your conversations, making him feel important to you.
Tell the person that you are interested in them as more than a friend.
Ask your acquaintance if she is interested in spending more personal time with you. Suggest one of the plans you already made.

Tip

  • If you feel unsure about the plans from step 3, dinner at a nice restaurant, a movie or a picnic are suitable suggestions.

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Amanda Gamm has been a freelance writer since 2011. She works for Daily Glow and Essay Writers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing communications from Middlesex University.