Asking someone out takes confidence. In fact, people who are more confident are more likely to get a first date. Why is this so? How we communicate -- both verbally and non-verbally -- determines our success. Have you ever analyzed what verbal and non-verbal messages you send to perspective dating partners? Practice direct eye contact, a strong voice with inflection, confident posture and gestures, and you will appear more confident to your prospective dates. This should help you feel more confident and hopefully, send you on your way on more first dates.