Facebook Although the social-networking site has gained quite the bad rep in the romantic realm, being blamed for fueling jealousy and even divorces, it's still a pretty good venue by which to hook up.
(Yeah, it would be better for all of humanity if we refrained from Facebook-stalking those we're into -- but that cause is about as lost as our generation's innocence). It's totally OK to ask a person out via Facebook if you don't have his/her number: e.g., you met a girl at a party, have a few mutual friends, but lost her in the crowd after that dude jumped in the rooftop kiddie pool naked and shook himself about, causing the crowd to scatter in discomfort.
But once you have a girl talking to you, how do you ask her out and get her to say yes? You just have to have a game plan before you go in.
Have in profile recent pictures Even if you have pictures on your profile, women want to see more.
(CNN) -- Imagine, if you will, a crowded dance floor: Men and women are talking, laughing awkwardly and trying to gyrate their rhythmically challenged hips to that Phoenix song that goes "do let, do let, blah blah." One lone man ceases undulating to put his lips to the ear of the chick he's grinding up on. " We've reached that point, folks: the zenith of awkwardness whereby the cables of communication are so plentiful that we are wound in a web of our own making.
In a sense, we have returned to the tangled days of Emily Post-esque courting etiquette -- circa 1922 -- whereby men left women calling cards and letters of introduction, not actually seeing the women themselves upon delivery, unless it was between 4 and 6 o'clock (yes, these were the actual rules).
Confidence We asked Elite Singles’ resident psychologist and relationship expert Salama Marine what the best way to ask someone out who you’ve met on a night out or through friends is.
Her advice was: ‘So you met someone great in a bar or restaurant and you’ve managed to exchange numbers and now you’re wondering what’s the best way to ask them out? Why don’t you suggest a slightly more original date idea?
And could of course be the start of something special.
They basically have their guard up, and rightfully so, some men have tricked women and degraded them.
While many women are still interested in meeting men online they are not sure if they can always trust personal descriptions.
We’ve taken a look at the five most common scenarios of asking someone out and outlined our best tips to help ease the process.
We sought advice from our in-house psychologist and relationship expert Salama Marine to compile the tips and increase your dating success.