In the 1950s, it was unheard of for a girl to ask a guy out on a date. It was always up to the boys to ask a girl out. However, times have changed and now anything goes. Women ask men out all the time. It is not considered to be taboo for a girl to ask out a guy. Due to gender equality especially in the 1970s, girls and boys are considered equally and that also goes for asking people on dates.
Now, girls and boys ask each other out on a date, but usually it will begin over coffee. There are many dating sites online for both women and men to subscribe to. The sites make it easy for both men and women to get to know each other before either one of them asking each other out on a date.