Don’t be instantly disheartened if your initial idea doesn’t work out. It doesn’t need to be anything particularly fancy (in fact 90% of Americans polled in a recent Elite Singles survey are happy to go for a casual drink on a first date).

’ Women appreciate a plan and you’re more likely to get a direct answer. Having said this, it’s also important to be flexible.

These days, people have busy schedules so it may take some planning to arrange the date.

There are various methods that you could try, depending on how brave you’re feeling.

Bold: Firstly, you could be very bold and buy him a drink.

This will certainly capture his attention and will instantly spark his interest in you.

Less bold: A more subtle approach is going up to a guy and sparking a conversation and then asking him what he did over the weekend.

Before asking a friend out it might be worth finding out what place they’re in (are they even ready for a relationship?

) and assessing their body language towards you – you can often tell if someone initiates a lot of physical contact towards you, that there might be room for something more.

Don’t risk your chemistry by going too far out of your own comfort zone!