I completely agree. It's a very friendly way of asking someone out, and it doesn't sound awkward at all. That's how I'd feel if a guy asked me out that way. Also, you pretty much always seem to have good advice. :Vbr0kenrabbit
I've always been bold around the ladies. I find it comes off better (and less creepy) just putting it out there than trying to be romantic and all touchy-feely (that part belongs in a relationship, not a date). If I get turned down (it happens) I just move on, no big deal.
It's standing around thinking about it that holds most guys back. If I see a cute girl and I'm interested, I just straight-up hit on her. Often times I don't even get their name first.
Seriously, the most sexual tension you'll ever experience with a girl is when you first meet. Play on that.I bet you get turned down by a lot of the nicer and more pleasant women. That doesn't work for the women I want to date. That works for girls that like jerks. It may have to do with confidence but also because they aren't looking for anything long term either.
Saying hey, let's go eat, right now isn't going to work on 9/10 girls. Especially if you barely know them. Maybe older ladies? I don't know.