Asking a lady out is invariably a bold move for a chap, whilst codswallop loses some points for the medium through which the invitation was extended we can forgive him, for this is truly an information age and the paradigms have shifted.
Besides....errr....I did the same thing once!
However, in a brilliant tactical maneuvre he sent her a second email, which was at once conciliatory in nature and suggested that she had decided against the idea.
Now, ALL girls hate any suggestion that you might know what they're thinking (although, obviously you're expected to JUST FUCKING KNOW anyway, but, I'm digressing.....) and this double whammy appears to have had the decided effect for a date is now imminent!
So, ladies and gentlemen of DiS, I give you codswallop: Man of the Day!