honestly asking out thru texts sucks. you can do it with being a little more flirty IRL and its easier to comeback if shes not interested. also will be awkward af if she rejects you and then you see each other irl. gl though
u dont ask a friend out.
Its just silly, you make "things" while you are together that might make her look you differently, than it will be a natural thing the first kiss.
Wont need a "lets go out, i think i like you"