The mystery of keeping a relationship status unknown is exciting for both of you.
But after several dates and a few months, you really can’t expect her excitement to linger around the mystery.
When you’re dating a girl or have been going out for dinners and exchanging cozy moments with her, it’s always good to give the relationship a name.
If you like a girl and she likes you too, don’t you think it’s best to wear your heart on your sleeves, and put yourselves out of all the misery?
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How to ask a girl to be your girlfriend
Making your intentions clear will always help the progress of a relationship.
It’ll bring both of you closer too.
To some guys, asking a girl out may seem like a crazy idea. They always want to keep the relationship status shrouded in mystery.
And to some other guys, asking a girl out is a weak act. They assume that asking a girl out will give her more power in the relationship and make her the dominant and controlling one.
But truth be told, giving a relationship a name is never bad. In fact, guys who avoid asking a girl they’re dating out are the annoying ones. Don’t be that guy.
Love isn’t about power or who’s dominating. Love is mutual and giving. It’s a beautiful experience that’s worth taking a chance on.
If you like a girl, go ahead and ask her out.
But yes, there are a few things you need to know to make sure she’ll answer in your favor. [Read: How to touch a girl on a date and make her like it]
10 steps to ask a girl to be your girlfriend
If you want to know how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend, just use these 10 steps. Using them will ensure that your proposal will be sweet and memorable, and she’ll always remember it in positive light.
And love is all about those special moments, isn’t it?
#1 Don’t rush it. You may be dating this girl for a while now, but unless both of you have been together for several dates or have spent a few weeks or months dating each other, don’t rush it and propose your feelings for her. Love isn’t a joke. As lightly as many of us may take love, love does take time to build in our hearts.
Take your time to see where the dating relationship is heading and if you’re certain that you love her, speak your mind.
#2 Don’t go down on one knee. Don’t overdo the act of expressing your feelings. You’re not giving her a ring, are you? [Read: Tips to propose to your girlfriend]
Expressing your love to her is a cute thing to do, but it’s not a commitment that’s as serious as marriage. It’s only the first step. By going down on one knee or planning an elaborate proposal idea to tell her that you like her, you may end up scaring her away with your overindulgent behavior.
But at the same time, if this girl you’re dating is the kind of girl who likes dramatic behavior or extravagant settings, well, then go for that knee buckling pose!
#3 Always make it memorable. You don’t always need to splurge to make something seem memorable and special. If you’ve decided to express your love for a special girl, try your best to make it seem perfect and romantic in your own little ways. It’s the least you can do to show the one you love just how much she means to you.
#4 Take her out to a romantic dinner. Romantic dinners are always a perfect setting to ask a girl to be your girlfriend. If you’re wondering about the perfect place to express your love, then this is it. Start the date by taking the girl you like to a romantic dinner under the stars or in a cozy setting. [Read: Tips to choose a perfect romantic restaurant]
#5 Gift her something small and nice. Sometimes, the most inexpensive of gifts can be the most cherished and loved. You’re not in a relationship with her yet, so don’t gift her anything expensive. She may just end up feeling awkward or decline accepting something extravagant.
Pick up something nice and special that can create a memory and last for a long time, like a little glass or porcelain figurine, a jewelry trinket box, a harmonica, or something else that connects both of you in some manner. If you’d like, you could also gift a posse of her favorite flowers.
#6 Use a greeting card. If you want to ask a girl to be your girlfriend, but don’t want to feel awkward trying to bring that conversation up, then go the Hallmark way. Pick up a romantic greeting card that explains how you feel when you look at her, add a few of your own lines on the blank side of the card and give it to her when both of you are sitting together after dinner.
But sit next to her as she reads it, so she can watch you as she reads your thoughts on that greeting card.
#7 Write a love letter. There’s no special way to express your love than by using a love letter that expresses every single emotion you feel for this girl. It’s a beautiful way to let her know how much she means to you, and yet, it’s something that shows just how far you’d go to bring a smile on her face.
Don’t know how to write a perfect love letter? Don’t worry. You’ll know everything about it in a few minutes after reading this guide on everything you need to know to write a romantic love letter. In the last few lines, tell her how much you love her and express yourself as best as you can.
#8 Have a conversation. Whether you’ve written a love letter or given her a card, you still have to talk to her. You’ve warmed her up with written words, now it’s time to express the feelings in your heart to her. Tell her just how happy she makes you feel, and tell her how special you feel when she’s by your side. You can be romantic, sweet or anything else you want to be as long as you express your affection for her in a way that she’d like to hear. [Read: Easy ways to compliment a girl and make her blush]
#9 Don’t ask her anything. Just tell her what you feel. And wait for her reciprocation. Nudge her and coax her just a little bit to say what’s on her mind if she blushes, but is too shy to say anything romantic back to you. ‘What do you feel towards me?’ is a good question to ask a girl who’s feeling too shy to say anything.
But if she hesitates to say anything back to you, don’t push her to say something. Sometimes, she may just need some time to express herself clearly. You’ve said what you wanted to say. Her response will come when she’s ready with an answer.
#10 Say those three words. You’ve expressed your heart. But she knows those feelings already. If you want to ask a girl to be your girlfriend, sometimes you need to tell her exactly how you feel. Don’t leave her hanging and wondering what’s on your mind by not making your intentions clear.
Say those three magical words, be it I like you or I love you. Let her know exactly what you expect from her and what you expect from the relationship. You can’t really ask a girl to be your girlfriend without saying these three words. A proposal of love is just not complete until you say it.
And once you’ve walked through these 10 steps on how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend, you would definitely have asked her out the right way and created a memorable and romantic moment that’ll always be cherished and remembered fondly at the same time.