Asking someone out shouldn’t involve an increased heart rate, sweating, nervousness or nausea.
If you’re the kind of person that freaks out at the thought of asking someone out, relax…it’s not as stressful as you’re making it out to be.
Don’t make the date too complicated or serious. Keep it simple.
Ask them to go to a casual restaurant or diner. Even a walk in a park or a small gathering would be good. Don’t make things awkward by going to an expensive restaurant where you have to dress up and impress the person with a kind of etiquette that you normally don’t use.
Be yourself. Don’t put that kind of pressure on you or your date.
Do your research and make a date involving something you’re both interested in. It gives you something to talk about and introduces some common ground.
Remember that dinner isn’t the only way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Take note of your body language. Don’t rock back and forth, cross your arms across your chest or look anywhere but into the persons face when asking them. Smile, keep eye contact without staring and maintain a confident, but not cocky, posture.
Be straight forward about asking them out. Don’t babble or take your time asking the question. It only creates more nervousness and loses the attention of your potential date.
Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!