Asking for the first-date is perhaps the most difficult hurdle in the entire dating procedure. The art of dating has evolved a set of mannerisms for asking somebody to be your date. This is no way requires you to assume a mechanical stance. Rather be your own charming self – dignified and rational.
Your presence is as important as your words; hence ask in person. Move on to the topic after a polite exchange, without digressing and without mincing your words. Remember, if you wait for the ideal hour to broach the topic, somebody else will waltz away with your him/her and you will have nothing to do but look sheepishly.
Dating etiquettes also require you to be specific. So, be particular about the day and venue.
Your confident self will be rewarded, if not the first time then second time around.