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18 Dating Stories That Will Make You Want To Ask Out Your Crush

This is proof hopeless romantics do it better.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their most unique stories about asking someone out (or being asked out). Here are some of the most aww-inspiring stories:

1. This jaw-dropping snapshot:

"I planned this really cool Disney date for this girl I was seeing. I had my cousins meet up with us so they could hold up some signs on Space Mountain when they take your picture. Once we got off the ride she went up the stairs to see our picture and was pretty taken aback at what she saw. Even the cast members had heart eyes."


2. This WIFI connection:

"This guy friend of mine had been kind enough to lend his internet router to me and my two roommates since we didn't have one in our apartment. I thought the gesture was nice, and I also thought he was pretty cute (but he was never going to know that).

One day he came by and asked for the router back, but he also had a brand new one for us! After he left, my roommate and I couldn't find the network that matched (there were about 20 networks listed since it was a large apartment complex). As I'm scrolling through the list of networks my eyes come across one that says 'Rachel, go on a date with me? - Jo' (I'm Rachel, he's Jo). My heart suddenly went through the roof with excitement! I of course told him yes!

His creative method must've worked. We've been married for two and a half years."


3. And this never-ending playlist:

"He asked me out using a mix CD. Three years later, and I now have 40 mix CDs."


4. 👬 This tactful use of emojis:

"It started of with my bf sending an emoji of a straight couple. Then I was like 'babe, that's the wrong emoji.' So I sent a gay couple emoji and was like '...need a more fitting emoji, like this one." Then, my bf sent a emoji of two guys having a wedding and was like 'How's this?' I nearly flopped off my bed after that. I said yeah, obviously. And that's the story of how we got engaged."

— Eric Li, Facebook

5. The proof that cake is the best part of attending a wedding:


"At my best friend's wedding I was that loner eating all the cake. This attractive stranger came up to me, and said 'Weddings are pretty strange, eh?' I replied 'how come?' His answer was 'well, when you find yourself a girl at your brother’s wedding, how do you ask her out without stealing the show?' I though for a minute, than told him, 'Try giving her a piece of cake and a message. She’ll like that.'

About an hour later, I went back to my seat to read before dancing started, and I found a piece of cake with a note that read ‘Hope I stole your heart instead of the show.’

We’re currently married."


6. This rhyming Romeo:

"My boyfriend asked me out a year ago on Tinder by writing this impressively bad poem. I laughed so hard that I had to meet him for coffee to see if he was this awkward in person. He is."


7. This perfectly planned airport pick-up:

"This past Fall, I was away for a long weekend visiting a friend, and the girl I had been seeing was scheduled to pick me up at the airport when I got home. I texted her that I had landed, and she said she was outside waiting for me.

When I walked out, she was standing by her car, fresh picked wildflowers in her hand, and one of those airport pick-up signs that said 'Girlfriend?' I'm glad to say we are still going strong!"


8. This poetic gesture:

"He left me a card on my windshield with an extremely romantic poem he wrote specifically for me along with yellow rose pedals inside (my favorite.)"


9. This musical number:

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"I am in marching band at my college, and not even a week after my boyfriend and I started talking, he came to watch the band perform. Later on while we were sorting my music he offhandedly said, 'The band stole my thunder tonight!' I said, "how's that?" He replied, 'Well they played 'Hey Baby!' and that was the song I was gonna use to ask you to be my girlfriend.

He sat me down and sang me the shakiest version of 'Hey Baby' ever. It was so sweet. Now whenever we play that song in marching band, I always have an awesome memory!"

— Kara Andersen, Facebook

10. And the start to this rock solid relationship:

"My boyfriend and I started off very flirty and shy, our time between friendship and relationship was short. I noticed a couple of days before he asked, he was carrying was seemed to be a small rock, and I thought it was just something to occupy him with his ADHD. A couple days later he handed me the rock, which was actually a purple geode he carved into the shape of a heart. I still have it."


11. This sugary sweet treat:

"A cute and delicious beginning of a perfect relationship."


12. And this ~ walk to remember ~ :

"Back when we were first beginning to date, my now-husband and I would go on nightly walks. One night, he texted and asked me if we could grab dinner and then go on a walk (we hadn’t had an ‘official’ date yet). He led me down this pathway that led from the main campus hall to the dorms, and I noticed these signs posted every few feet along the way. As we walked down, he picked up the rest of the bouquet of roses, and met me at the end to ask me in person.

A few years later, he asked me to marry him by taking me on another walk."


13. Or this walk back to where it all began:

"My girlfriend and I started out as really great friends, but we knew there was something more. So after a few dates and some wooing, she decided to ask me out. She took me back to the beach where she first realized she had feelings for me. All around the beach there were notes of reminiscing that night, and the things I did to make her realize she was falling for me. The last note said, 'I want this to last for always.' This was the beach where it all began!"


14. This coffee date:

"I was seeing someone for about a month in tenth grade, and it was almost Valentine's Day. Neither of us were free, I had a game and he had to work, but he asked me to stop by on my way home. That day, I went to see him and he gave me a card and a coffee, which had a sleeve on it that had 'roll me' written on it. I rolled up the rim on the coffee and it said 'Will you be my girlfriend?' The card had all the reasons he liked me."


15. This surprise from a hungry, hungry heart:

"My girlfriend knows I hate raisins, so as a joke she gave me a box of raisins but ate all of the raisins so I wouldn’t have to.

She had planned to ask me to be her girlfriend on Valentine's day but couldn’t wait so she asked me on February 1st."


16. This duck tale:


"When we were in high school, my boyfriend (who was then just the best friend I was silently crushing on) would walk me home after school. We had this running joke where we'd guess what animals were saying to each other.

One particular day two ducks floated past on our walk, so I asked what he thought they were saying like usual. He said the male duck was struggling to find a way to tell the female what he was feeling and still make her laugh. He then turned to me and said with the straightest face possible, 'So, will you join me in this teenage bonding thing otherwise known as dating?' It took us awhile to stop laughing but I finally said of course, and I swear those ducks stuck around to hear my answer.

Years later and we're living in separate states, but I still text him photos of animals and ask him what they're saying to each other."


17. This uplifting surprise:

"I made the house and scrapbook from UP to ask my boyfriend to my Sadie Hawkins Dance." — AngieG856

18. And this potentially hot potato:

"I haven't done it yet, I plan to tomorrow, but I plan to put a potato in her locker with 'You're one Hot Potato' written on it and kinda see where it goes and if it works from there. If I don't do that, I'm just going to give her some roses at the end of our school production (her name is Rose) and ask her out then. I think the potato move might work better though, IDK. Thoughts?"



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