A friend of mine has been "friends" with a girl for a while, but he wanted to make the next move. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, he wasn't sure when to ask his lady to be his Valentine. Ask her before and make plans for the night or surprise her on Valentine's Day?

These are some of my suggestions.

Face To Face:

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The simplest and sometimes best way to go about asking a girl out for Valentine's Day is to ask her face to face. While this may be the easiest way, it also might be the most nerve-racking form. While you are guaranteed to get her attention, you also run the chance of a serious rejection that can seem rather harsh. I am not saying you should just run up to some girl and ask her out for Valentine's Day, but if you are interested in a girl and want to spend Valentine's Day with her, then nicely go up to her and ask her. They always say the worst she can do is say no. But more than likely, you will get the chance to take her out.

The Note:

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While asking a girl out face-to-face may be the most nerve-racking, writing a note can make you equally nervous. However, you do have something to hide behind and don't risk the humiliation of immediate rejection. If you do go about writing a note, make sure you do it the right way. You certainly do not want to creep her out with some type of love letter, but you also want to be sensitive and show her you are interested. Best thing is to be casual just so you get her to say yes. I suggest you hand write the note, typing it out is impersonal.


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If you really want to get a girl's attention, then you need to think outside the box. There is nothing I can really tell you to do, but you will have to think outside the box.  Maybe leave some roses and a note on her car, or some other form of surprise -- like taking her to Vegas to see Daughtry. (Seriously, you could win the trip AND $500 cash! Talk about an awesome first date!) There really are endless possibilities to this, and the more creative, the better.

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Valentine's Day does not have to be spent alone. Go out there and ask that girl that you have been interested in for the longest time. You never know what may come of the night.

Good luck!