So, you’ve taken the time to find a match and you’ve graduated up to video dating… what comes next? Moving from online dating to a physical date is easier than you think. Today we’ll talk about how to ask your date out during video dating so that you can see for yourself.

Have your confidence ready and go for the gold… you’ve got this!

Use what you know

One strategy is easy to do and just requires a little bit of knowledge about that special someone. You want to take advantage of knowing their hobbies. Let’s say that the person that you are speaking with like arts or music. Well, great, that means that you can mention a museum or an upcoming concert, gauge their interest, and take the plunge of asking them out.

While it’s scary, try to relax. They are already talking to you so you know that there is some interest there. So, gamble on yourself and ask them to go with you somewhere public that fits with one of their hobbies. They’ll probably say YES.

Get them laughing first

If you just need a confidence booster and you happen to have a good sense of humor, then use this to your advantage. When someone is attracted to you, one telltale sign is that they laugh at most of your jokes. If you notice this, then be yourself and keep them laughing, just be sure to realize what that laughter means.

They are enjoying spending time with you and they might very well be open to spending a little more, so if your prospective significant other seems to be having a good time and laughs often, go ahead and ask them out. The odds are that you will be very happy that you did!

Just be direct

The best approach is the most honest approach. Just do it. While it’s not easy when you are nervous, you really should consider just getting that invitation out there to see what happens. Don’t give yourself time to put it off… you will and worse, someone else that they are talking to might not be so shy about it.

Just ask them directly something like, ‘hey, would you like to go to dinner with me on Thursday?’ and be done with it. The worst that they can do is say no, but they probably won’t. Remember, you started off simply chatting and now you are having video dates. This person is already investing time in you, so there is definitely some interest there.

Don’t let that opportunity pass you by. Just gather your courage and ask them out directly.

Some final words on asking out your video date

Moving from video to physical dating is daunting but it is definitely doable. Take advantage of what you know and suggest sharing an experience with something that they already like. If you don’t know enough yet to do that, get them laughing if you can. This is a definite sign that they like you so you want to take advantage of this.

Finally, consider just being direct. You don’t need cheesy lines to get a date, just confidence on your end and a mutual interest in getting to know each other better. Simply ask them out before you can talk yourself out of it.

The odds are in your favor but that could change. Ask them out before it does and you’ll be much happier for it!