ok, so, again, there's a girl i like.
shes alittle younger than me (1.5 years or so) but we get allong good. we can talk fine generally (although sometimes not- but thats less often than anything)...and if i were to, say, pat her head/touch a shoulder or something, she doesnt shy away or anything..
I wouldn't ask her until you come BACK from wherever you're going. After that, invite her on a small, short date with just the two of you. Something like coffee or studying together or a walk in the park.
Believe it or not, girls can be scared of commitment just as much as guys. Dinner and a movie means she has to dress up, stress over how she looks, and spend a whole evening with you. Something shorter and lighter is more appealing.
Better yet, tell her BEFORE you leave that it would be great to go grab a coffee or something when you come back so you can tell each other what the news are. Don't actually set the date, just plant the idea in her mind.
Ooops, my sage misfired.
it WOULD give allot to talk about, to plan the idea NOw then have the date when i come back...