I remember those days. Some people don't realize that at that age a lot of kids now do go out on "dates". I'm an old guy but I still remember having a girlfriend in sixth grade and a lot of people did. It wasn't like "dating" with all the drama it was usually in the end just someone you liked being with. I would say that it is much less pressure to ask the person if they would like to meet someplace in a group type atmosphere doing an activity you would both enjoy. For instance maybe there is miniature golf or something like that near you. Skip asking on a "date" basis, and make it more about just going out and doing something fun with that person. If you end up liking each other than you will hang out more. If not then move on.