If you’re like most Americans, you love watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Christmastime, but have you given any thought to what the shiny-nosed little guy did for society 50 years ago when the movie first aired?
The show single-handedly changed the way many Americans watch TV during the holiday season. It was the first television special that was aired reliably every season and has persisted ever since. All of this went down by accident; it was originally aired to promote housewares!
Today, we have loads of holiday-themed specials like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas, but Rudolph will likely be a favorite for another 50 years. There’s something charming about the little misfit who steals the hearts of Santa, his elves, and, of course, Clarice.
Speaking of Clarice, Rudolph has done more than win that little doe’s heart; he’s inadvertently given dating advice for men, too. Lessons such as accepting yourself the way you are and learning that being different is acceptable are just two examples.
Rudolph has taught us that a little fear is all right, but you’ve got to take the risk. After all, guys, that girl you want to ask out on a date isn’t really the Abominable Snowman!
Here’s what you should keep in mind:
- Get ready. The first thing you should remember is that every guy can ask a girl out. Knowledge is power, and knowing that you can do this is your first step! Just blurt it out, send a note, or do it naturally. Good luck!
- Come up with a plan. Even if you’re nervous, have a plan but be sure not to sound too aggressive. Simply have an idea of what you might like to do. For example, “Hey, would you like to go grab a coffee with me next Thursday?”
- Don’t think too hard. You should be decisive, but be careful not to overthink the whole process. If you’ve planned things out too much, you might jeopardize the natural evolution of your conversation. Stay cool, man!
- A little grooming goes a long way. You’ll want to look and smell your best when you ask her out, so be sure to groom a little beforehand. Trust us on this!
Have you asked a woman out lately? How did it go? If you aren’t a regular Casanova, please share your technique!