For various reasons, many women are still hesitant in asking men out on dates... even in these modern times! This may be due to the fear of rejection or being tagged as overly assertive or dominant. Some women also do not ask guys out to avoid being 'slut shamed.' This should not be the case, especially since the world is gradually putting women on the same pedestal as men.
Below are some of the reasons why more women should 'take the bull by the horns' by asking out guys they like.
1. Women are powerful enough to chance the norm
This is what the world has been fighting for for many years; to get women on the same level as men when it comes to rights and responsibilities. So far, it seems to be going well... but not in the department of dating. So what stops women from pursuing the same rights in this rather minute aspects of life? If more women start to ask men out, society will begin to accept it as the (new) norm.
2. What if he is too shy?
Ladies, what if he is into you but too shy to make the first move? If you are sure a guy may want to go beyond friendship, it won’t hurt to be the one starting that conversation. Make things easier for him... and for you too.
3. You can put your mind to rest
You have spent sleepless nights trying to figure out if he is into you and if he will be interested in taking your friendship to the next level. Set your mind free by taking that bold step to ask him out. You get to find out what’s on his mind and his intentions for the future. Save yourself the stress and get some goodnight sleep after asking him.
4. What is the worst that could happen?
The worst that could happen if you ask a guy out first is the big NO. And remember, men have been said NO to more times since the establishment of dating, and so this should not faze you. It is better to be rejected than to wallow in thoughts that there could possibly be a relationship. Besides, he saying no tells you he wants something else and saves you the time of trying to make him love you if he had said yes. It is a win-win.
5. The early bird...
You can never be too sure who else is in the battle to get your potential beau. If you two have a great friendship and are comfortable with each other on many levels, you may want to step up and ask him out before someone else does. Your biggest regret might be knowing that you two could have had something going on but did not, because you were too scared to make the first move.