Martin Beck Nworah Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4
I believe, for a more inclusive discussion on the leadership and career roles of ladies in meeting up to men, more ladies should ask men out on dates.
When a lady asks a man out on a date, she's setting the pace of the friendship and is in a better position to direct the conversation in the way she wants. While the outcome may not be guaranteed at this point given the dynamic nature of personal relationships, she can at least gain control of the initial conversation and what she needs.
I hope more ladies will read this short piece today and pick up their phones.
You are not asking for a relationship if you fear rejection. Ask him out on a lunch date at an open place and share with him, your life goals and future prospects as regards your profession. While the conversation may go personal, you can regulate the scale on which it escalates. It is your date and you did the talking. You are in control.
I align my thoughts with that of Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook on this same subject matter. She insists more ladies should ask men out on dates not just for personal relationships, but for a more inclusive role in leadership and life.
Pick up your phone!
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.