So you want to ask out one of your friends and you’re extremely nervous about it. With good reason! Asking a stranger out is scary enough. Asking a friend out is a bit like walking through a dark wood that you know is chock-full of murderers – it’s full of scary possibilities. What if they say no? What if they laugh at you? What if they say no and get weird about it and oh no, now the whole friendship is ruined and it’s your fault and you’re going to lie awake at 3 a.m. on cold nights thinking about it, forever.