I found a great question that, while not complex, makes for a great jumping off point when it comes to the question of who should ask who out in dating:
If I’m interested in a guy, I am going to ask him if he wants to go on a date or hang out sometime. How do you feel about this, especially if it would be the first time you did something together? I’ve always wondered.
I think it’s safe to say that for most people their attraction to you and their availability determine whether they might be interested in you. I don’t care what their gender is or what their sexual orientation might be, I feel confident saying that 9 times out of 10, if you ask someone out, and they’d normally be interested in you, it doesn’t matter if asking them out breaks any gendered dating norms. If someone is into you, they’ll appreciate being asked out by you.
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