Want to ask someone out? Picking up your phone to text them to do it? Pluck up your courage and just call them instead. Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke to institute students at Weber State a few days ago, and among the things he said was advice on this subject.
The Apostle recalled that when he was a young college student and courting his future wife, Barbara, he always asked for dates either face-to-face or over the telephone. Texting an invitation for a date was not an option then—and it remains a poor option today, he said.
“Pick up the telephone and be a real live person on the other end.”
He also said to:
“…look out for people who are alone and need a friend,” he counseled.
“There shouldn’t be anyone on this campus that is lonely,” he said.
Ditto that in singles wards and family wards and at work and with our families.
For a lot more from his excellent talk, check out this excerpt from the Church News.
I have to admit that on the few times in my adult life that I’ve asked men out, I’ve taken the “easy way out” and sent them e-mails. Have any thoughts? Post them below.