Nervous to ask them out to Homecoming?

Terrell Perry

Dancing, laughing, kissing, music, gorgeous dresses, announcements for homecoming queen. Homecoming is right around the corner! And for you guys, and maybe even girls, who haven’t asked out that special person, now is the time to do so.

Or are you too nervous?

Well stop worrying, especially about the reasons that they might say no. Answering your own questions and thinking on the negative side before you even approach him or her is doing you, and that person, an injustice. Making assumptions on how they feel about you without giving them a chance to express their own feelings is never the way to go. And even worse, you’re validating your own nervousness.

Pump yourself up with a bunch of positive self-talk. People are not the sum of their flaws; focus instead on your attributes. You have skills and talents that make you for who you truly are, so remind yourself of those. These qualities don’t hinge on whether you’re single or in a couple, which takes the pressure off regarding her answer.

You’ve all heard the saying “Practice makes perfect.” So now it’s time to practice in the mirror to work through all that nervousness. Undertake numerous ways of asking her out, and be sure to pay attention to your body language to learn how to convey confidence and nonverbal communication. Now posture, which applies to everything you should be doing, especially in this situation. Keep your spine straight, shoulders squared and arms at your side rather than crossed in front of you, and always be sure to look them in the eye and give them a taste of that good looking smile you possess.

“Be yourself, relax, and if things don’t work out, then that’s her loss,” Danny Smith, a senior at Pattonville High School, said offering advise to all those who are nervous to ask that certain person out.

Now please, the whole world depends on this confident attitude you attain, so do that world a favor and DO NOT go elementary on them. That being said, don’t write them a note or send them a text, although it might be tempting. Be direct when you ask them on a date and do it face-to-face. Keep in mind all the positive affirmation you’ve used to boost your self-esteem and remind yourself that they would have fun going out with you. Remember…confidence is sexy.