How to ask: be mine?
Asking your crush to be your Valentine can be just as nerve wracking as finding a date to your high school prom. In both scenarios the pressure to do something inventive and meaningful can be extremely stressful. However, the effort that goes into a creative way to ask will almost surely result in a rewarding date.
Jordan Scrape, a junior education major, said she would love to be asked on a date by having it be written out in the snow.
“I think it would be cute if a guy put in that time to freeze his fingers off,” said Scrape. “Then there’s no possible way you could say no to him.”
Stephen Ticson, a freshman political science major, opted for a more elaborate approach and said he would take his potential Valentine into the city and ask them at the LOVE statue in Midtown Manhattan.
“After they say yes I would pay for their dinner at one of my favorite restaurants,” said Ticson.
If you still need some help, here are a few ideas:
Using the element of surprise can help leave your crush so spontaneously happy that they won’t be able to resist you. Putting their favorite flowers outside their door or buying Valentine’s themed balloons are good ways to surprise them. Also, waking up early to decorate their dorm door before class is another creative way to catch their attention and heart.
If your potential Valentine is a movie lover then maybe look toward the movies for helpful ideas. For example, you could take after “The Princess Diaries” and buy your crush a pizza and spell out “Be Mine?” in M&Ms or another small candy.
If you’re feeling really bold, you could follow the movie “Love Actually” and stand outside their dorm door with cue cards spelling out all the reasons why you adore them.
Although everyone tends to hype up Valentine’s Day to be one of the biggest events of the year for a couple, it doesn’t always have to be extravagant or luxurious. A classic dinner and movie approach will never go out of style.
Toning down the date to something simple could help making asking your crush easier. There is no real “don’t” to asking a crush out, as long as you stay confident and show that you put in the effort, you’re more than likely to have a great Valentine’s Day.
Mackenzie Scibetta can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.