How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend

How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend in High School

First of all, if you do not already have a girlfriend, you have to be sure to consider the question of whether you are truly ready to take on the project of having a girlfriend. Assuming you have already weighed all the factors such as how much time and money this endeavor is going to consume, and you still want to proceed, then there are some key factors to think about. Here are some things to think about before you even start to wonder how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend.

Date First

How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend

How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend

Have the two of you already dated at all? If not, get started by asking her out for a date first. She’s not going to really know if she wants to be your “steady” until she’s gone on some dates with you.

Or, if dating isn’t really an option because you’re too young (e.g., you don’t yet drive or your parents won’t let you go out without adult supervision), then you’re looking more for a girlfriend status symbol. (You were probably looking for “how to ask a girl to be your girlfriend in middle school.”) This might be the most affordable option actually, because you can tell people you have a girlfriend without having to shell out so much as a dollar on a date.

You Are Committed

How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend

How to Ask a Girl to Be Your Girlfriend

If you have already dated this girl, then the steps to ask her to be your steady girlfriend are something like this:

  1. Tell her that you have enjoyed dating her. Tell her what she does to your heart. You likely are restless at night, not sleeping well. You might be losing a bit of weight. You probably are having trouble concentrating on school or work. That’s what falling in love can do to a person.
  2. Tell her that there’s no one else you’re interested in dating. She’s the one.
  3. Be polite and thoughtful. Listen to her. Respect her privacy. If she doesn’t want to be a girlfriend (yet), don’t pressure her. Getting a firm “No” now may just be a prelude to getting a “Yes” later. Don’t ruin your chances by flying off the handle.

If the “commitment” word makes you squirm, you’re not ready for this. Go back to merely dating.

The Intangibles

There are other things that will help.

  1. In more formal eras, the male would have asked the female’s father for permission to date. That rarely happens these days, but one thing that can help significantly is if you do get to know her family. Having parental approval will help increase your odds that she will say yes. Getting along well with her brothers or sisters is also a plus.
  2. Dates don’t have to be lavishly expensive. Dates can be meeting at the library to study, or going to church together. If you spend too much money on her, she may feel guilty and your bank account will be depleted.
  3. As difficult as this is, you need to keep your physical passion in check. People make a lot of mistakes and bad decisions when they mistake physical contact for falling in love. Get to know her. Talk about things. Find your common areas; find where you’re different. Where do you and she want to be in five or ten years, career wise.
  4. As silly as this sounds, consider this question. Is this girl someone that you really want to marry someday? If the answer is no, then you should consider whether you want to date her in the first place. If yes, why? If no, then you’re back in square one.

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