Dear Hope: Getting Asked to Prom

Dear Hope,prom
I’m a senior this year and I want to go to prom. I just started dating someone and I don’t know if he is going to ask me. All these girls keep talking about how their boyfriends asked them in this big dramatic way. I’m not even sure my boyfriend is going to ask. I know it sounds dumb but everyone is saying if he doesn’t ask in a clever way it’s not worth going. I’m not sure what to do. I don’t think even if he asks he will ask that way. He is super sweet and I really want to go with him. What do you think?
– Prom?

Dear Prom?,
Prom should be exciting, not full of stress. Prom is about getting dressed up, dancing with friends and having fun. It’s not realistic to think that every asker should be expected to ask in some big magical way. Not all the askers are that creative or have the money it can take to do this. How you he asks should not determine the amount of fun you could have.

Your boyfriend may not even realize its prom time. Some guys don’t think about that stuff, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t want to go. Talk to him about it and see how he reacts. See if he is interested in going. Or, just straight out ask him to be your date. If he decides he is not into it, don’t stress about it. Go with a group of friends instead. Go to prom and have a blast.

How you’re asked, what you wear, or how you get there is really not the important part.
Dancing, having fun and making memories is what it is all about.

Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.

Dear Hope

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