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via: Relevant Magazine

When I was in high school and college, the easiest way to ask a someone out was Instant Message. If you wanted to get to know a girl or guy without risking rejection, you somehow got their screen name then flirted relentlessly through cryptic Instant Messages.


It’s no secret that texting is the new norm. The amount of effort and the gall it takes to stand face to face and ask someone out is slowly fading.

Young people no longer have the nervous coming-of-age experience when they stare into a someone else’s eyes, heart pounding with fear of rejection, and ask them out for the first time. A 2012 study reported that 67 percent of high school students hide behind a screen and shoot a text to ask their date to prom.

But it’s not just high school students. As USA Today recently reported, approximately 38 percent of 21-26 year olds and 36 percent of 27-34 year olds schedule dates over text.

So what? It’s just modern communication, right?

Your dating strategy is your decision, but may I suggest that there is a better way to find a man or woman worth committing to? If you’re wanting more from your dating life and have desire to grow in character, integrity and respect—I’m here to help.

Hear:  How To Strengthen Your Relationships [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO]

Before we begin, I feel we need to clear something up: A group hangout is not a date. I repeat, a group hangout is not a date. It is a great way to get to know each other, but it sure isn’t a date.

One other thing: in today’s culture, it’s generally the guy who does the asking. There are a lot of different views on whether or not guys taking the lead is a moral imperative, and that conversation is beyond the purview of this article. That said, this advice is useful for whoever takes the initiative.

See: “The Steps To Asking Someone Out” Here!

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