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?