Of course it's OK for the woman to reach out first. The way things are going, before long, it might be the only way to hook up. Guys are getting pretty beat up out there. Including the nice ones.
As OzSurfer stated, generally women can subtly let a man know she's interested. But not all men are good at reading the signs and some men think you are just because you're outgoing. So I learned a long time ago if I'm interested in a man...I make myself clear.
Can't argue that. I think it's sad.
Either we are considered too forward when we make a move or too stupid when we don't pick up on them making the move.
It's perfectly fine for a woman to ask a man out.
Of course a female can ask a male out, and doesn't have to wait for him to make ask.
Subtle hints? Don't rely on it.
No intelligent guy is going to rely on "subtle hints" to gauge whether you are interested or not. Why? Because you could later claim he "misread the signals" - whether that's true or not. > In fact, a couple colleges are now requiring WRITTEN statements BEFORE dating.
Yes a female can be freindly, invite a guy to meet you someplace or join other people you know. I never feel comfortabledoing that because I am never sure , but asking a guy to do something innocent will give you the answer.