November 9, 2018
Q: Can I ask out the cute football player in my bio class even though I don’t know very much about him and I am not a cheerleader?
A: I say go for it. I mean you should try to get to know him first. Don’t just go up to him and ask him out if he doesn’t even know your name. Reach out to him. Talk about what you do or don’t like, anything really, just get to know the details that make him, him. Make sure you know him well and that he is still the type of person that you would want to go out with. If you already know what kind of person he is, and still like him, go for it! It doesn’t matter if he is a football player or if you aren’t a cheerleader if your relationship is more than something platonic then reach for something more. Also, I think that it’s pretty darn cool that you’re planning on asking him out. Look at you breaking those gender standards! But use common sense and don’t set yourself up to be rejected. If he obviously isn’t interested in anything more or expresses a dislike towards you, then protect your feeling sweetheart and let him go. Otherwise, forget about social norms and gender norms, be brave and take a chance.