How to Scare Yourself Sh!tless: Ask a Man on a Date

Promise yourself you’ll do this one day, but avoid it at all cost. One day you’ll want life to give you a swift kick in the ass. This opportunity will prove very attractive at this time.

Go to a new city by yourself. Go there to energize your soul and find your renewed spirit. Eat good food. Drink lots of beer. Spend more money than you care to admit.

Go to a restaurant and sit at the bar. DON’T TOUCH YOUR PHONE. Cell phones and girl squads terrify even the most confident men.

He’ll initiate the conversation. Feed it, but don’t ask all the questions. Ignore everything adults tell you about being a woman alone. Share your journey and its coolest details.

After 4.5 hours of farm-to-table food and craft beer under dim lighting, ask him of his plans the next night. Enjoy the answer in his affirmative. Let him walk you home since the grown-ups told you not to.

The next night, you’ll eat foreign food and drink more local beer in hipster places. You two will talk politics, love, philosophy. He’ll ask you back to his place, but to avoid your own mystery murder, you’ll decline and accept one last drink.

He’ll walk you to your door, hug you, then leave. You might feel like that wasn’t enough. Bravery may spark a flame in your feet.

Run after him. Tell him “that’s not how it’s suppose to end.” Kiss him under the street light. You won’t see him again, but you definitely won’t regret it.

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