I'll try to keep this as simple as possible; me being who I am means that this will be far from simple and short.
This girl and I have been friends for a couple years now, we've both shown interest in each though I haven't acted on it until recently.
We keep in contact frequently, text, chat, or the occasional phone call.
We both are freshmen in different colleges, roughly 3 hours away from each other.
Over Thanksgiving break we went out to a movie, which didn't go as I had hoped because several of our mutual friends ended up seeing the same movie, and sat directly behind us. It didn't go badly, but definitely didn't have the 'date' atmosphere to it.
We both agreed we needed to meet up more of Christmas break; and we have. We were planning on going neon bowling(we live in a small town, there really isn't that much to do here) tonight, but something came up with some family of hers who came into town, so she suggested we go to lunch today instead.
Lunch went extremely well, Hour-and-a-half to hour-and-45minutes of steady conversation. Flirting now and then, etc. Plenty of eye contact and laughter... She definitely dressed nicely, classy earrings(she does not usually wear any jewelry), very nice low cut top; showing off what cleavage she has, with a nice skirt.
She gave me a couple compliments, I gave her a few. Overall a great date in my books.
Less than 40 minutes after we left, she sent me a message(relating to part of our conversation). Blah blah blah, conversation goes on a bit, and we decide to go out next Monday or Tuesday.(I know it would have been better to wait, but being on Christmas break and having a job we both have limited time)
We didn't decide on a place, probably going to be dinner or a movie, or both for that matter. I said we can work out the details over the weekend.
I know I want to go steady with her, I've just never had experience with a long distance relationship before. How exactly should I ask her?
Neither her nor I have a large amount of relationship experience period to be honest.
As far as how often we could see each other, I have a car but her college does not allow freshmen to have vehicles on campus. So we would only be able to see other 1-2 weekends a month. 1 for sure, and if I have enough money I could drive up a 2nd weekend. It would just depend on the specific month as to whether I could afford the 2nd visit or not.
So how should I go about asking her to go steady? And Which date would be easiest?(dinner/movie/dinner+movie)
Thank you for any help you can provide.