Do you think a confession from Misty could help Ash realize his feelings? I do.
Off-screen, I said this before, I think a confession from Misty is what Ash needs to realize his feelings.
What would be the perfect first date for Ash and Misty, when they confessed their feelings?
Maybe a movie they both like? Or dinner? They can even go to Ash's house, ask Ash's mom to cook and pretend they're in a restaurant, because they both like Ash's mom's food. Or in summer, they could go to the beach: Misty would love it and she can let her Water Pokemon swim in the water, and Ash can gush over how hot Misty looks in her bikini (reference to "Beauty and the Beach")! XD