LET HIM KNOW YOU’RE INTERESTED
If you see a guy you like, in one of your classes, you can let him know you’re interested in him. You can smile at him in class or as you walk past him. If he stops to talk to you about something like the subject you’re taking, bring the conversation around to what you enjoy doing. Tell him about a movie you just saw or about one that you really want to see. He might take the hint and ask if you would like to go see it with him.
YOU CAN ASK HIM OUT TOO
If when you mention the movie you’d like to see he doesn’t ask you to go with him it is perfectly proper for you to subtley ask him if he would like to see the movie with you. If he says he would love to then you've got yourself a date! It’s OK to ask a guy out, if needs be, to get things rolling.
ALWAYS BE SAFE
Set a time and day for going to see the movie with him. Ask him to pick you up at your house so that your parents can meet him. Never meet at a corner or in the street or at the cinema. Don't forget to have him drop you off outside your home aswell.
MMM WHAT SHALL I WEAR?
Make your outfit special, something you feel confident in and an outfit that you wouldn’t usually wear to school. But don’t be too dressy as you’re going to the cinema not a dance. If you can, style your hair differently just so you don’t look the same as you normally do. Go lightly with the make-up, just enough to add a bit of color to your face and eyes. Remember that you want to be yourself at all costs. You wouldn't want him to get the wrong impression or think you're trying too hard.
When he knocks on your door on the day of the date let your parents open the door and welcome him. This way, he’ll feel less nervous because he already would have met them. Then, after a moment, casually enter the room, with a smile, and welcome him. Don’t hang around too long though just incase your parents start bringing out your baby photos!
RESPECT YOUR PARENTS’ RULES
Make sure you tell your parents where you are going and the approximate time you’ll be home. Also give them the boy's name, address and phone number. If you have a certain time you have to be home by make sure your date understands that you have to be home by that time. If you’re late you may not be allowed to go out again for quite a while and you don’t want that!
HOW YOU’RE FEELING
You’re going to feel nervous and excited inside in equal measures and that’s perfectly normal. But it’s going to be great and you’re going to enjoy the evening/day. Just be yourself, relax and go with the flow.
DO I PAY? DOES HE PAY?
It’s usual for the boy to pay for the girl on a date. But, if you feel that perhaps he won’t be able to afford it, offer to pay for your ticket. If he insists that he pays just thank him and allow him to. If you go out for something to eat after the cinema the same applies.
ON THE DATE
If you really like him, it’s OK to hold his hand or let him put his arm around you. If you don’t feel ready to kiss him during the movie then don’t.
LATER ON THE DATE
If you go for a bite to eat after the cinema keep the conversation about both of you and don’t talk too much. Listen to him, look at him when he speaks and do not look round the room to see if anyone you know is around. Make him feel as if he is special and that you are glad to be with him. Relax, enjoy yourself and be confident he will ask you out again.
THE END OF THE DATE
Make sure you get home safely. Don’t walk anywhere on your own and don’t be anywhere with your date where you don’t feel safe and comfortable. Don't keep thinking about if you will kiss. It is only your first date so you don't want to seem desperate. But if you do kiss just go with it unless you don't want to kiss him.