It’s more about me thinking she’d be a fun time for that night.” The verdict: It’s definitely a date .
“While a last-minute invite could still be a date because it doesn’t indicate thought or planning on his part, it’s less likely that the invitation was made with ‘I’m taking her on a date to get to know her better’ intentions.
I didn’t think he was interested in me, but he was clearly so scared to ask me out that I knew immediately that he had feelings for me.
If not, why would he have been so terrified to ask me to see a movie with him? Unfortunately, “dude” has become part of our daily lexicon — even girlfriends use it when addressing each other in conversation.
Fear not, says Bidwell: “Even the most confident guys feel a little nervous when asking out a woman they like; there’s no one on the planet who’s immune to the fear of rejection.” So if he beats around the bush, fiddles with his watch or says “um” a lot when he’s inviting you to dinner, you can be sure he’s not asking you to join him for a casual hang-out with his buddies.
“I’ll never forget when my boyfriend asked me out on our first ‘real’ date,” says Karen, 24, an executive assistant from Kansas City, MO.