So my nephew came to me this morning and asked me for advice on this. Being a very young father, I have NO experience on this and would like to seek the general community's advice. Here goes. My nephew is in the same class as this girl. He got to know her for only 2 weeks and he's having a crush on her. They both like the same stuff (strawberry cheesecake). Whenever he sends her a text, she'll pepper the message with many "haha"s and smileys. He wants to ask her out, but doesn't know how since she's from the same class and he's shy. Please help him answer these 2 questions: 1) Should he wait till her birthday to give her a gift and ask her out or just ask her out before her birthday? 2) How should he behave such that the girl will know that he likes her? Help share advice please!