Summer 2015 is coming to it’s conclusion in a few short weeks, and, many people are beginning to think towards Fall and the Holidays; and, everything the holidays entail including decorating, meals, family, parties and finding a date for New Year’s Eve. Which leads to the question is it too soon to ask someone to be your New Year’s Eve date? The answer: It’s a great time to ask!
New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest date nights of the entire year, and, if there is someone really special you want to share that stroke of midnight kiss, then it is absolutely okay to ask now. (Especially if you believe that person may get snatched up quickly.) Overall, most people will be flattered that you think enough of them to ask this far in advance and that you want to spend the evening with them. It’s especially true for women since most ladies want to find the perfect shoes, dress and other apparel for the special night, and, as many women will tell you — there is no such thing as too much advance notice!
Here’s out to ask someone out for New Year’s Eve:
1. Make sure the venue you wish to go to is open for ticket purchases. (And, believe it or not, many venues are selling tickets at this point and this holds particularly true for major cities such as New York, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami.)
2. When you know who you want to take out for the evening start by asking if they have plans in place for New Year’s Eve. Unless the person is going away on vacation then chances are no one else has asked them yet and your chances of receiving a “yes” are high.
3. Once the person confirms they are free and available for New Year’s Eve tell them your plans. For example “I’m thinking of going to the New Year’s party at (fill in the blank – such as the Gala at Joe’s Hotel). It’s going to be a lot of fun they have music, open bar, food, and, a great party atmosphere.”
4. Now that you laid out exactly what you are doing then ask point blank (this way there is no room for misunderstandings) “Would you like to go with me as my date for the evening?”
5. Once you receive a “yes” immediately tell the person what to expect. For example “Great! It’s going to be formal, I’ll be wearing a tuxedo (or if you’re a woman asking a man — a gown or dress or whatever is appropriate for the venue) and, I’ll arrange for a limousine for the night so we don’t have to worry about drinking and driving.”
6. The next you need to do once you receive a “yes” is to book your tickets or whatever you need to need to do to secure your spots for New Year’s Eve. Many people are disappointed each year that they waited too long to obtain tickets to the venue they wanted for New Year’s Eve and end up taking second or even third best.
That’s it! It really is that simple and the worst someone will do is turn you down. It’s important to remember that if you are told “no” it isn’t necessarily a reflection on you. The person may have to work the next day or have prior commitments. If you do receive a “no” simply say “Ok, maybe next time” and, move on to your second choice for the evening and repeat the same steps. Sooner or later you’re going to receive a “yes” and even if you end up going with a friend, it’s still better than sitting home alone and going to bed at 10 PM!