Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller
Question #41510 posted on 12/17/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear Foreman,

How should every girl in the world ask you out? Via the board? How should I go about asking you out? Any date you're dying to go on?

- We'll Kiss Someday

A: Dear Maybe If You're Lucky-

Hoo boy... I was wondering when this would happen. And, I'll be honest, looking forward to it a little bit. I am, after all, outstandingly single at the time being (surprising, I know).

I've been thinking about this question myself. Should I follow tradition and create a dating application? Should I be low-key and instruct interested parties to simply e-mail me? As one lucky female reader discovered this weekend, it's not so hard if you know the right people and just ask through the proper channels.

BUT. Since this is the 100 Hour Board, I think something a bit more mysterious is in order. Less direct. More cloak and dagger. And so, I present to you now the Dating Application: Foreman Style.

(I feel this is a fitting picture [despite the poor editing. Hey, I never claimed photo editing skills. It took a few seconds in Paint]. You're with a studly man, I get a hug, and at some point, I'll probably have a gun.)

That's right, ladies, it's going to take more than an application to land a date with this Board Writer. It'll take stealth, intrigue, and genius. There can and will be secret messages, codebreaking, and at least one dead drop.

I'm serious. But it won't be that hard, don't let it scare you off. In fact, it'll be fun. You should WANT to participate. Your mission, should you choose to accept it (you should) is to ask Foreman on a date. Send an e-mail accepting this assignment to foreman(dot)theboard(at)gmail(dot)com to receive further instruction. This message will self-destruct in 100 Hours.