In the not so distant past, a girl was much too forward if she asked a boy out on a date. Many societies taught women they had to wait for a man to ask them out, and the majority of people followed that rule. There were always women who were disappointed when the man of their dreams never thought to ask them on a date. Times have changed, and this old-fashioned rule no longer applies. Women asking men out has become par for the course.
Not all women are able to work within this new framework, and they must use strategies from the past to assist them. One strategy was to speak with friends and relatives about a particular male. It was their job to bring her to his attention and suggest a date. Another good strategy was to find a way to be noticeable. This still holds true today, but it no longer matters who asks whom to go out.