Of course, when I saw the blog post about ways to get a date, I was all ears. All these steps were borrowed, and can be found at the link below.

#1. Suggestion one is finding something to learn. If the person you have the hotts for has a hobby they’re into, you use this as an opportunity to learn a new skill and to set up a date. Let’s say homeboy plays the guitar. “Hey sweet boy, I’ve been attempting to learn to play the guitar, and you are so great at it! I was wondering if you’d mind coming over and helping me with a T-swift song?” Boom, you’ve got a date.

#2. Number two is to find something in common. Find something the two of you enjoy doing, and do it together. It’s that simple. After discussing how much you both love to fish you can say, “We both love to fish. We should go sometime! How about Saturday?” Boom, you’ve got a date.

#3. Third, make it easy! Don’t play any of those hard to get games- high school is over. If you’re interested, don’t make it a battle of who will give in or who wants who more. If he (or she) asks you on a date and the time or the day doesn’t work, suggest something else or a different day. “Sorry, a  Saturday afternoon hike doesn’t work for me, but maybe we could go skating later that night?” Boom, you’ve still got a date.


#4. The forth suggestion is asking the boy out first. Girls, it’s a lot easier than it seems. I was super against this at first (“he’s the man, he needs to take some initiative”), but it really is okay to take some initiative yourself and casually (I think that’s the key) ask him to do something. You don’t have to make it a big deal, just invite them to some activity with you! It’s nothing tricky, and boom, you’ve got a date.

#5. Missionaries should be good at step number five. Ask for referrals. Talk to friends, family, neighbors, and have them set you up with people they know. Amy down the street has a grandson in Arizona that you’ve never met. He’s coming to visit next weekend. Because you asked, she wants to set you up. Boom, you’ve got a date.

#6. Number six is looking to old friends. Remember John from Jr. High? Well, he is just about to graduate, he’s got a good job, and he is a stud now. Start a conversation about your 8th grade science class! Boom, you’ve got a date.


Dating doesn’t have to be so hard, or so impossible, or so scary. As I have tried to use these steps and looked for opportunities to “create” dates, I have found that it’s a lot more simpler than I usually make it out to be. Dating is doable. And it’s fun. And it’s kind-of a commandment… So date.