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Question #32904 posted on 02/06/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I need some advice and strategerization. I want to ask out someone who is a minor celebrity at BYU, a very cute gymnast. I have no classes with her or any other opportunities, so when I ask her out it will have to be "out of the cold." What is the best way to approach someone who probably gets approached a lot because she is an athlete and cute? Should I act oblivious to the fact that she is an athlete and pretend I don't know who she is? I'm afraid if I say, "Hi, you are a famous athlete and I am a big fan..." she will think I am a stalker.
J Bob

A: Hi.

Just because she's athletic and cute does not mean lots of boys ask her out. I'm athletic and cute and boys don't ask me out.

Go up to her and tell it like it is: "I've seen you perform and I was very impressed--I'd like to get to know you more. Can I take you to dinner on Friday?"

Look, not that hard.

-that chick in the camo-
A: Dear J Bob,

that chick is right. Asking this young woman out is really just as simple as that. I don't know why we make a bigger deal out of it in our minds.

If it works, though, be sure to let me know, because although the idea sounds really good in theory, I'm far less than optimistic (ha!) about your chances for success. I may be in the minority here, but I know I'd be a little unnerved by a stranger coming up to me and asking me on a date, even at a place as innocuous as BYU.

- Optimistic.
A: Dear J Bob,

My advice would be to refrain from asking her our until you know what she's really like. Looks can be deceiving. On the other hand, they can be very, very attractive.

-wet blanket
A: Dear J Bob,

See also Board Question #2026.

- the librarian