It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life--with prayer, careful investigation and family involvement.
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.
This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.
By approaching potential love interests, you are making a statement.
What makes someone interesting and unique is their behavior, not necessarily their looks.
I was out on blind date recently and the guy was a bit aloof from the beginning. As I was leaving, I told him that this is not going to work and he said that he was on the phone with his boss. Nothing barring a family emergency should distract you from a date.
Being open and secure enough to walk up to a stranger and try to make a relationship happen out of thin air puts you in a select group that is incredibly rare.
The reaction of your potential love interest should actually be inconsequential.
What's the best way to start slow and approach my crush?
Tamsen and Matt say: You need to have the right mentality when you are going to be proactive and take matters of the heart into your own hands in order to make love happen.