Asking a guy to prom? *GASP* Unless it’s the Sadie Hawkins dance, the tradition seems to be the guy asking the girl to the dance. Come on ladies! We’re in the 21st century and it’s time we take a chance at asking for a change. Sure, it can be nerve wracking if it is not something you are use to, but not to worry! Here are some great tips on how to ask that special guy to prom.
Make Sure He is Available
There is no point in asking that special guy to be your date if he is not available. He might have a girlfriend or he could already have a date. You should definitely try to find out if he does to avoid the potential disappointing “no”. One tip is asking his friends or acquaintances. You could even slip the question in a casual conversation, but remember to not go out and ask it directly. Instead, find a smooth and friendly way of asking that doesn’t let on that you’re interested just yet. It ruins the surprise factor for when you do actually ask. One way to do this is assuming they already have a date and asking who they are going with. Instead of actually saying “Do you have a date for prom?”, which seems like you are about to ask, you could say, “so who’s your date to prom?”. You could also start talking about prom and then eventually lead into the topic of prom dates specifically. That way, it won’t seem like such a blunt question. The easiest way might just be asking his friends if he has a date, so you should give that a try first.
Once you are sure he does not have a date or significant other, get creative! Sure, you can just ask him in person without the all the pizzazz if you’d like, but it’s a lot more fun to come up with a creative way to ask. Guys like to feel special too. Nothing says you are really interested in going to prom with him than a creative “promposal”. According to Seventeen Magazine, some popular ways to ask a guy to prom include:
- Getting some friends together and having each hold up a letter spelling out “PROM?” during a sporting event at school.
- Wearing a t-shirt that’s been customized with your question.
- Convincing the principal to let you ask him over the loudspeaker during morning announcements.
- Taking him on a scavenger hunt.
- Putting a note with balloons in his locker or coming up with a cute poem on a sign.
The sky is the limit, so get creative!
Very important! Be confident! It can only go one of two ways. Don’t dwell on the if’s, but’s, or maybe’s. Let your confidence shine through because confidence is what is most important when asking. Remember, you are a catch and he should be lucky you asked him. Confidence is knowing your value and how you convey that value to others. No matter what anyone says, know that you are very valuable. Try reading wellness & lifestyle coach, Melody Pourmoradi’s article on Making Yourself your own BFF. She has some excellent points about how to get to know & love yourself at the core, which yields an undeniable confidence everyone will notice.
Have fun no matter what
It’s a very special day for you, so the most important thing is to have fun. Here at Faviana, we believe in “elevating each woman’s individual identity as she celebrates the most important and memorable moments in her life”. Even if your dream date says no, don’t let that ruin your big day.
Your prom is going to be a memorable moment in which you will look back at and admire for the rest of your life. Don’t let it be a sad memory. Rejection is not a pleasant feeling, but it is also not the end of the world. Don’t let rejection ruin your big day. Remember, know how valuable you are! And definitely don’t let a “no” hold you back from going. So what if your date decides not to go to prom with you? Some great back-up plans include finding a close guy friend to take to prom. Friends are always there to help, so don’t knock the idea of taking a friend to prom. Don’t have a close guy friend? Go with the gals! Girls stick together, so go with your best gals as a group. I’m sure you would have a blast in your designated squad. It will be a lot less pressure and you will be sure to have fun as well. No matter what happens, be sure to take pictures & selfies in your gorgeous dress, dance your heart out, and make great memories. Tag @Faviana_NY on Instagram and @FavianaNY on Twitter and use the #Faviana hashtag. We can’t wait to see you with your date(s)!
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