Should I Wait for My Boyfriend to Ask Me Out?

Waiting for your boyfriend to ask you out can mean flowers and a fancy time.
... Hemera Technologies/ Images

When it comes to dates in your relationship, you can play the waiting game or take charge. Your decision can be based on your gender or just what you prefer. No matter what, either option is fine. If you want to play the dating game with your boyfriend and wait for him to ask you out -- find a route that works for you.

1 To Lead or Not to Lead

Waiting for your boyfriend to ask you out depends on your own gender roles. If you are more traditional, you may choose to wait for your boyfriend to ask you out, even if you are confident and self-assured. On the other hand, if you are less traditional, you may take up the challenge yourself, which many guys are OK with. Sometimes, you might want to let him know that you want to be asked out so that he does so in the future. If he doesn't know what you prefer, you may end up waiting longer than you'd like.

S. Grey has a Master of Science in counseling psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. He is also pursuing a PhD and has a love for psychology, comic books and social justice. He has been published in a text on social psychology and regularly presents research at regional psychology conferences.