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Is it too assertive for a woman to ask a man out?

Is it too assertive for a woman to ask a man out?


I am a single woman of 32 years. There is a saved young
man in our church who I would like to get to know better. Is it
too assertive or unbecoming for me to ask him out for lunch or

I’ve always believed that it was the man who should initiate
a date, but is that too old-fashioned in today’s world?


I agree with you that, yes, it’s too assertive. I think you
should stick to what you’ve always believed. There’s a lot about
following the Word’s way that’s old-fashioned in today’s



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Candice Watters

Candice Watters is the editor of, a weekly devotional blog helping believers fight the fight of faith by memorizing Scripture. She is the author of Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help it Happen. In 1998, she and her husband, Steve, founded Boundless.


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