I'm 23. Up until a little less than 2 months ago I had been in a relationship for a little over 2.5 years and that relationship started in a very unorthodox way. Our relationship was fine and all, we just agreed it was best not to be together and we're both happy with that decision. Anyhow, my question doesn't have to do with that. Being that I've been out of 'the game' for quite some time, I forgot how the fuck to approach certain situations! The one question I was really curious about is asking someone out. I'm not talking on a date or to hang out, I'm talking to be in an exclusive comitted boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Do you have to actually pose a question or at some point is it just assumed? Or does it usually end up just coming up in conversation either way? I figured there was something that someone had to say, and usually the male to the female I'm sure...but how do you phrase that question? I'm over analyzing everything per my usual, but figured I could find some help. Seems a bit childish I know, but I'm curious. There is definitely a girl I'm interested in and we've hung out a few times and am pretty sure the feeling is mutual, but don't know how to go about getting it to that next step as far as this goes.