Men and women like being asked out in creative ways. To impress the person you are asking out, consider:
1) writing a poem or greeting card
2) sending a small gift with an invitation
3) decorating the front door of their house, apartment or dorm room
4) sending them tickets to one of their favorite events
5) finding out what they enjoy doing and planning a date around their interests
The more the date is designed around their interests, the more creative they will find it...and the more likely they are to say 'YES!'