Step One: Get the Date

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Scene from the movie Hitch, he gives advice to his friend on asking women on dates. Photo courtesy of

The first step of getting into the dating scene is of course meeting people and setting up dates. Obviously everybody’s different, and that’s why it can prove difficult to find dates or ask somebody out on a date. 

The biggest roadblock people face when asking someone  out on a date is fear of rejection. Nobody wants to put themselves out there to just be denied. Braden Johnson, a student here at Snow and an expert of dating, says “Rejection is inevitable and just a part of life. If you get rejected, move on.”

He continued, “The fear of rejection is always going to be there. There isn’t much you can do about it, besides pushing through and asking anyway. The worst they can say is no, and if that happens, it is not the end of the world.” 

Another major reason students don’t ask somebody on a date is they put too much pressure on the commitment. Briana Butlars, a female student at Snow, says “Quit worrying about the commitment. Dates are supposed to be fun, and that is how you can get to know somebody. Just man up and ask!”  

There are a few universal tips to follow when looking to ask somebody on a date. Jacob Rounkles, a well recognized respecter of women, stated “The key to asking a girl on a date is confidence and genuine interest.” 

This strikes the question: “What if you aren’t the most confident person out there?” Rounkles went on to say “Confidence is not being someone you’re not, and trying to sound like a type A personality. Confidence is viewed as attractive to others when you are confident in who you are– no façade needed. People enjoy seeing authenticity in those pursuing them.” 

Although there are many variables that can hold somebody back from asking somebody out, at the end of the day, dating is supposed to be fun, and most people enjoy it. Following Johnson’s and Rounkles’ advice can help students to get into the dating scene here at Snow. 

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