This Weekend’s Girl-Date, Brought To You By Starbucks.

Asking women out on friend-dates is hard. It’s awkward. Kind of embarrassing sometimes, even though it shouldn’t be.

We know this. We’ve discussed this.

I’ve given lots of theoretical advice as to how to go about it. “Invite her to work out!” “Have her over for wine!” “Join her improv class!”

But today, I’ve got a tangible solution for you. (And thanks to Laurie, who commented yesterday, for the heads up!)

From yesterday through Sunday, Starbucks is offering a buy one, get one free deal on their holiday drinks. The deal, called “One for me, One for you” is tailor-made for a friend-date. Not that we should have to, but sometimes it’s nice to have an excuse to invite someone out. “Want to get coffee? Starbucks has a two-for-one deal” is so much easier to say than “Want to get coffee? I think we could be friends.” It shouldn’t be, but it is. Let’s be real.

So this weekend, use this as incentive to finally ask out that would-be BFF. The deal is running through Nov. 20, from 2-5 pm each day.

And if you’re like me and you don’t even like coffee, don’t worry. These drinks are so sugary they’re basically milkshakes.

What do you think? Will you be Starbucksing it up this weekend? And do you know of any other fun deals that provide a good girl-date excuse?

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9 responses to “This Weekend’s Girl-Date, Brought To You By Starbucks.

  1. You don’t like coffee? Oh Rachel, now I don’t know if we could ever be friends.

    I hadn’t heard about the deal, so thanks for sharing! Groupons (and similar promos) are usually good excuses for girl dates too. I buy them for restaurants I haven’t been to before, and I don’t have any friends who would turn down discount meals.

  2. Robin

    I have been trying to come up with an idea like this myself…I joined a book club recently (just went to my 2nd meeting) and it’s a great group – I feel very comfortable with everyone. I want to suggest a movie/restaurant or something, to branch out, but feel like it has to be related to whatever book we’re reading…or does it?

    I could say, ‘I know this is unrelated, but would anyone be interested in…’ Or would that make me sound like a weirdo?

  3. Laurie Lee

    I actually have a Starbucks date Sunday with a friend I haven’t seen for a while! I had posted on Facebook about getting my free b-day drink and she said “Let me know what you get.” Then I said back “Meet me and you can see!” to which she responded “Great idea.”

    Rachel, I tend to be direct but your blog has definitely highened my awareness of opportunities for friend dates so thanks :)

    • Laurie Lee

      P.S. I’m not a coffee drinker either. I either get iced green tea, hot tea or a frap or latte as a “cream (i.e. no coffee).

  4. anon

    That will be great if Starbucks helps bring a few people together! I’m heading there tomorrow with my daughter. Maybe if they do this offer again, I’ll try and turn it to a friend date. (Meanwhile, any coffee lovers here miss the Starbucks honey coffee? drool!!)

    Rachel, I forgot to mention about your attempt at whistling. I am in the same boat. I have found myself whistle-syncing (instead of lip syncing) when whistling comes on a tv show or in a song on the radio. My husband cracks up at this, but it’s my chance to “whistle!” (I’m a geek, I am sure, but it’s fun – you’ve gotta try it)

  5. Actually yesterday, with your blog in mind, I invited a new friend to meet up with me this afternoon at Starbucks! We often say, “We should do something.” And this was a perfect, easy girl date!

  6. Too funny! When the ad appeared in my inbox I thought of you!!! Enjoy your weekend and drink specials with friends!!

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