Women Ask Their Crush Out For Valentine's Day, Share Screenshots For Proof Of Success

Shoot your shot, sis!

Valentine's Day can put a lot of pressure on people, especially on those who are looking to have some romantic plans for the evening. Of course, if you're a couple, your worries are mostly limited to what gifts to get your significant other. But if you're single and ready to mingle, it can be nerve-wracking asking someone out. 

The struggle is particularly real for women who want to ask men out on a date for Valentine's Day. Even though it's 2018 and women are more empowered than ever, there's still this stigma surrounding the idea of women making the first move. In the heteronormative dating scene, men are typically expected to pursue women and women are expected to be sought after. Straight people "dating rules" can feel extremely limiting sometimes. 

Sex and relationship blogger Dami Olonisakin wanted to switch things up and inspire women to take their dating lives into their own hands. So she sent out a tweet encouraging women to ask out their crush for Valentine's Day. 

"As Valentine's Day gets closer, I know many single women were wondering if they'd be with a romantic interest or not, so I wanted to give them the courage to make the first move," Olonisakin explained to A Plus. And we totally agree! Why wait around for someone to ask you out when you can go out there and get yours? Also, men can be super insecure about the whole "asking out" thing too, so it's high time they catch a break in that one arena. 

"I think the stigma comes from women looking desperate and because we are taught that men are supposed to lead," Olonisakin said. "However, I think confidence is a beautiful thing. So when women are confident it shows — they go after what they want."

With Olonisakin’s encouragement, hundreds of women made the bold step to shoot their shot and share the moment via screenshots. See some of the success stories below.

Of course, some women did face rejection. It's life. But Olonisakin says rejection and fear shouldn't get you down. "Do not let it knock your confidence," she said. "Asking and getting a result is much better than not trying at all. Rejection isn't always bad!"

Even if it's not for Valentine's Day, this Twitter challenge is a good reminder to feel confident and be open. You never know what could happen if you don't put yourself out there.

Cover image via  ANDRIK LANGFIELD PETRIDES on Unsplash

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