Me: You know. I've known you for like 8 months now and I like you. We're both unattached... what if I bought you dinner or something sometime?
Yes this happened today and it's a perfect summary of my love life.
I should add context. It was during an unsolicited phone call where she was talking about how lonely she is all the time. She was talking about wanting someone nice 'like you' to go out with and see what happens because she wants to be respected by someone for once. It seemed to me like a big flag saying "ask me out dummy!" so I pulled that trigger and got the same reaction as if the cat had puked on the floor.