5 Messages to Make Him Notice You Want to Go On a Date

2. Tell him about a cancelled plan and how bummed out you feel.

The end goal of this strategy is to get him to take you out instead. A teen told us, “Maybe he will say ‘I’ll come with you instead.’” Don’t mention that you want to go on a “date.” He’ll be reassured that there’s no ulterior motive if you make it clear that you just want to go out.