Ok, I've got this lady friend named erika. I'd like to ask her out on a date preferably for tonight or tomorrow afternoon because tuesday night I am leaving for thanksgiving break and she is leaving weds morning. I don't think i'm friendzoned because we only hang out once or twice a month and it is always with a mutual female friend. I wanted to ask erika out a few weeks ago but someone that she really liked asked her out and I didn't want to get in the way. Saturday I found out that things with that guy went to shit and she's trying to get over her crush. Anywho, I definitely want to ask her out today and she's already told me she's going to be free today and tomorrow. I haven't done this in a long time so I could really use some advice. What do I do, say, how do I start it, etc? What should I suggest we do? Dinner? (don't want to do a movie for sure. pointless for a first date). I was thinking of just calling her up today and saying something along the lines of "hey Erika, i've wanted to ask you this for a while now.. Do you want to ____________ (have dinner, do this, that, etc) with me tonight?" I've already talked to our mutual friend about liking erika and she told me I should ask her out. The one thing that's held me back is both of these girls are friends with my ex (infact, that's how i met them), but my ex has been a complete bitch to them ever since she broke up with me and they haven't hung out with her in weeks. Both seem pretty sick of her ass too (they always bring her up.. i never do because i don't give a shit anymore). ANYWAYS, the mutual friend told me I should ask erika out. In fact she said "So matt... you're not going to ask erika out just because of tiffany? (my ex) Does that really make any sense to you?" So the friend gave me the green light now I need your advice on how to go about doing this.