1. Tell her you’ve been praying to St. Anthony to find her.
#CatholicPickUpLines 2. Ask her to join you for donuts after Sunday Mass.
I think this is actually how Jim asked Jeannie out for the first time. 3. Brag about how good you are at changing diapers.
This skill WILL come in handy one-day. Start learning now. 4. Start all of your dates with a visit to an adoration chapel to see Jesus.
But maybe don’t be quite this forceful about it. 5. Bring her roses and tell her they’re from St. Thérèse.
Warning: This could backfire if you pick the wrong color. 6. Let her know you appreciate how she dresses modestly.
Follow it up with a compliment that points to her character and you will earn two bonus points. 7. Quote her lines from JPII’s Theology of the Body.
“The communion of persons means existing in a mutual ‘for,’ in a relationship of mutual gift” (TOB January 9, 1980). 8. Tell her she kind of reminds you of Bl. Mother Teresa.
Or St. Joan or Arc. Or St. Edith Stein. It all depends on how she expresses her feminine genius.(TOB January 9, 1980). 9. Let her go first in the communion line.
This is way more touching than opening a door, but do that too. 10. Comment on how adorable Pope Francis is.
Okay, come on, he really is that cute. 11. Suggest for her to take her puppy to the next blessing of pets on St. Francis’ feast day.
So many points won here. 12. Pray for her.
Heart-melting powers at their best. 13. Invite her to go on a rosary walk.
Wouldn’t your Mama Mary be proud? 14. Before you ask her out, become her friend.
Trust me. You’ll thank me later. 15. Always play Audrey Assad when she’s in your car.
You could even make a special playlist on your device for her called “Bae’s List.” 16. Ask her to save the first dance for you at the SLS16 hoedown.
The white coat might seem like a bit of overkill at first, but it’d be a nice touch. 17. Sit next to her at Mass… so you can hold her hand during the Our Father.
And when it’s time to let go, give her an extra special squeeze. 18. Treat her like a princess.
After all, she is the daughter of a King. 19. Actually listen to her when she’s talking.
It’s hard. We know. But you can do it! 20. If Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday in Lent, make her spaghetti with Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs.
Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like conforming to liturgical mandates. 21. Become a Swiss Guard.
The outfit speaks for itself. 22. Serenade her.
Depending on the seriousness of your relationship, something like “Set Me as A Seal” by Matt Maher would do quite well. 23. Assure her you’d never leave her for the seminary.
Okay, don’t really do that. Even if it would relieve a lot of potential anxiety. Really. Don’t. Do. That. 24. When you are trying to pick a movie to watch together, suggest a period drama.
There are just so many to choose from, and all of the really good ones are at least five hours or 10+ episodes long! (Score!) 25. Let her know about your weekly phone date with Grandma.
This way she’ll know you won’t be answering texts during that time. 26. Carry a rosary in your pocket and wear a scapular around your neck.
*Baller* 27. Respect her body.
You know what that means. 28. Buy her some bling… like holy medals or a rosary.
And go ahead and get it blessed by your bishop before you give it to her. 29. Beat her to finding the next hymn at Mass, and then offer her your book.
What a gentleman you are, anticipating her needs like that! 30. Tell her that you’ve been writing letters to your future spouse too!
Mic drop. You’ve just made all of her dreams (well, most of them) come true!
Be saints; it’s worth it!