Men and women are definitely created equal, but women have been asking men out for way fewer years. So it's natural to be a nervous about taking the plunge. To make things a little easier on yourself, plan an activity with a group of friends and invite the guy along. Just tell him that you and some friends are getting together and you were wondering if he would like to join you as your date. It's still clear you're together, but all those friends will be a great buffer if things go awry. Good luck!