Go ahead and ask her for a date. All she can do is say no. Don't feel hurt and rejected if she does say no. Ask some other girl. Go for it. Don't be afraid to spend a little money. You won't go broke going to a movie, college basketball game, the zoo, museum, coffee house, break bread somewhere. Go to a bistro. have an interesting conversation........keep it cool. Don't be a cheapskate. Where can you meet her? Stay out of bars. Meet her at the supermarket, shopping center, laundromat. Take a trip to the nearest university. Be introduced by a relative. Why be a slave to online dating? Go for it! "If its' to be......it's up to me." Have fun. Stay sober.