Have you ever had the guts to ask out a crush who you admired from afar? I did once in 7th grade. I psyched myself up and worked up to it and then…I got rejected.
But that’s how it goes sometimes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
AskReddit users who went through with asking out their crushes reveal what happened afterward.
1. Well, that’s awkward…
“She thought I was joking. We’re still friends, but it was pretty awkward.”
2. Nice work!
“I told her I loved her on the first date. She said “what?” I said it again IN CASE SHE DIDNT BLOODY HEAR IT THE FIRST TIME.
Few years later we’re still together.
So far it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”
3. Not a great outcome.
“He screamed “no” and ran away.
This was in the fifth grade.”
4. That was a date?
“She said yes. Asked her out on a second date, specifically said the word date this time. She said she didn’t know we were going out on dates. Oh well…”
5. Now you know.
“We went out on a date and I learned she was not the one for me after all. But it was a good lesson and had I not asked her out I’d just agonized over what might’ve been.”
6. Rejection is never easy.
“Haha I got rejected and now it’s awkward sometimes.”
7. A happy ending!
“She punched me in the arm and said “fuck yeah.” Then we went on the most awkward nerd date because we just wanted to like each other. It was a good nerd date. We are still dating to this day.”
8. Good luck!
“Asked mine out today, have a date on Friday.”
9. Just go for it!
“She’s sitting next me in our apartment playing Minecraft. Never thought she’d actually be interested in me. I guess I was selling myself short.
Do it. Could be the best thing you ever do.”
10. Good times…
“She said yes and we went out to dinner and saw a movie together. Dropping her off, we kissed on her parents front porch for what seemed like forever. Her dad thought so too because he started flicking the porch lights on and off. Good times.”
11. Mutual interests definitely help.
“I sat next to her in the university cafeteria – it was really, really awkward, then one of her friends came by and made it more so. Turns out we were both really shy, but had a mutual interest in geekery like sci-fi.
We’ve been married 15 years now.”
12. Still got that number.
“He was the head chef where I worked and I was new in town. We always sat in the same booth during our breaks and got to know each other over the course of a month and found out we had a lot in common. One night before I left I wrote my number down to give it to him and to ask him out. We asked each other “do you wanna hang out?” at the same time and then blushed.
Our first date was at a rooftop bar celebrating a coworkers birthday. He asked me if he could kiss me, that’s when I knew he was the one.
Now, years later, we have a beautiful baby boy that we love more than each other. He still has my phone number in his wallet.”
“We’re getting married on Saturday.”
“He said he wasn’t looking for a girlfriend but he was interested if it was sex only. I politely declined.”
15. That’s a heartbreaker.
He showed everyone the gift I made him and everyone laughed at me for weeks.
I thought it was a nice gift, made it myself. Apparently not.”