Rejection is a part of life I'am afraid.
The people that go through life worrying about rejection like not getting a job or boyfriend or whatever are the ones that never get anywhere.
Just bloody ask him, you're making me sound like a sodding agony aunt
Mrs Jam asked me out 15 years ago....
...but she did it in a clever way.
She dressed it up as though a few people were going out and aksed if I was going and if she could catch a lift.
We arrived at the place together and surprise surprise we were the only ones who turned up.