asking someone out can be intimidating. if you're in need of a little inspiration, check out these give creative ways to invite someone on a date.
1. the songbird
is your special someone musically inclined? tell them how you feel through the power of song! and no, we don't mean whipping out the guitar and serenading them in the middle of the street - a more low-key option is to take a few lines from popular songs and string them together to tell them how you feel. a little cheesy, perhaps, but if they're the one that you want...
2. the trojan horse
do you have a friendly dog, well-trained cat or perhaps an adventurous alpaca? write a note, slip in it their collar and send them over to your crush. their cute little face will do most of the work for you. this one's also great because if they say no to your furry little friend, did you really want to go out with them in the first place?
3. the scavenger hunt
who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? you can make it as long or as short as you want, but we'd recommend approximately three stops with some riddles, ciphers and word jumbles to keep it interesting. after the thrill of running around solving your clues, how could they say no?
4. the engraved potato
asking someone on a date doesn't have to be a grand gesture. if you don't have enough money to hire a skywriter for the day, consider something a little more low-key and perhaps a little less cliche - for example, you could carve 'go out with me' on a potato and roll it to them. this is a great option if you're on the shy side and has the added benefit wooing your date with a gift of the world's greatest vegetable - they can then use that potato to make gems, mashed potato, baked potatoes...the list goes on.
5. the going-on-dates app
if the previous one was a little too left-field for you liking, you can try creating a date through Boop: the going-on-dates app. it's 100% free to use and lets you choose a date, time and location (from a curated selection of Melbourne's best date spots) to send to your special someone - we'll even give you 15% off the bill so you can justify that extra drink, bowl of chips or decadent dessert.