Daily English 233 - Asking for a Date
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I admit it. I’m a player. I work in an office where there are a lot of attractive women. Take Debra, for example. I heard that she just broke up with her boyfriend last week so I decided to ask her out.
Liam: Hi, Debra. How’s it going?
Debra: Okay, I guess. How about you?
Liam: I’m doing okay. You know, I’m going to an art show this Saturday. Would you like to come with me?
Debra: Geez, I’m pretty busy this weekend.
Liam: That’s too bad. How about going for a drink after work today?
Debra: Well, I don’t know...
Liam: Come on. It’ll be fun and we can try that new place down the street.
Debra: I guess that’ll be okay, but just a drink, right?
Liam: That’s all and I promise I won’t even try to buy you dinner.
Debra: [laughs] Okay, then. I’ll see you after work.
I ask women out wherever I see them, even ones I’ve never met before. At a restaurant, if I see a woman eating by herself, I usually say: “I just hate eating alone. Do you mind if I join you?” The other day, I saw a woman at the grocery store and tried my luck.
Liam: I’ve just moved to this area and was wondering if you could recommend a good restaurant around here.
Monica: That depends on what kind of food you like. There’s a good Italian restaurant on Elm Street, or there’s a good Thai place on Lyndon Avenue.
Liam: Which one do you prefer?
Monica: I like them both, but I’d probably go for the Italian place.
Liam: In that case, would you like to join me for dinner sometime?
Monica: I’m not sure. I don’t even know you.
Liam: You’re right, but you seem really nice and I’d like to get to know you better. What do you say?
Monica: Well, maybe. Here’s my number. Call me and we’ll talk about it.
Liam: I’ll do that. I’m looking forward to talking with you again.
It’s as easy as that. I don’t try to be a player. All it takes is a little charm and a little flattery, and the women will find you irresistible.
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