You're not the most outgoing gal of the bunch and it is really putting a damper on your love life. Your shy personality makes a lot of guys think that you are unfriendly and you're much too bashful to ask a guy out yourself. It can be frustrating, I know. But you don't have to go dateless forever. Instead of hoping that a guy will eventually pick up on your hints and ask you out, follow these tips to ask him out yourself.
Practice What You're Going To Say
Practicing what you are going to say to the guy you like beforehand might sound silly, but it really works. Think of it kind of as practicing a speech you have to give in speech class. Ask one of your friends to pretend to be the guy and try out a few different ways to approach the guy you like. Your friend will be honest with you and tell you things you need to work on like eye contact or body language.
Make an Effort to Look Your Best
When you look your best, you're more likely to feel less shy and more confident around the guy you like. Pick a trendy outfit to wear, style your hair, put a little makeup on and spray a little perfume on yourself. Just do not go overboard; you don't want him to think you are trying too hard.
Be Direct With Him
The easiest way to ask a guy out is to just be direct with him. Don't beat around the bush and take forever to get to the question. Just get to the point right away by asking him what he's doing one night. If he has no plans, proceed to invite him out to dinner with you.
Asking out a guy doesn't have to be difficult, even if you're the shyest girl in the world. All it takes is a little practice and confidence. If the guy says no, don't feel bad about yourself. There will be plenty of others guys who will love the chance to go out with you.
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