When I was in school, asking someone to go to Prom was a big deal. However, it usually consisted of the boy (back then the boys did most of the asking) somehow getting word to his friend or the girl’s friend, to find out if she was realistically going to say yes. A teen angst reconnaissance mission, of sorts.
My actual prom. That blue thing on the right? A phone. The danger of tanning beds was not fully researched in the 1980’s.
Today though, social media has changed the game, when it comes to the mere asking someone to Prom. Since Prom season is here, I thought it would be fun to look at how asking someone to Prom has changed.
Prom season is in the Spring, which means you have to line up a date in the Winter. Even if that means getting down on one knee, in the snow.
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Nevermind that getting down on one knee used to be reserved for marriage proposals.
Definitely try to have your date lined up by St. Patrick’s Day – even if it means asking her at the local St. Patrick’s Day Parade in your town. The background bagpipes will help set the mood…
2/2 St. Pat’s Parade promposals: Fiona Mulcahy and Marcos Schmitz! Luck was in the air! pic.twitter.com/aSHxCpb9f2
— Chatard Prom 2018 (@BCProm2018) March 18, 2018
Keeping your clothes on is usually a good idea, fellas. But apparently some girls don’t mind you bearing your heart, or your butt.
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I think if someone did this to my car, if I’d had a car in high school, I would have been annoyed. Well, then again, I guess it would depend on if I liked the guy.
Hey, if you can bake, this is your chance to really impress your potential date!
Local business owners might be willing to help a guy out.
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Enlisting friends for the big ask might be the way to go.
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Fortunately, it seems even the kids who hate all the other kids can find that one special person to take to Prom.
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I do wonder if this Spring, the Promposals will be overshadowed on social media by the calls for gun control, following the Parkland school shooting.
The teenagers of today continue to impress me. Obviously, the recent school walk outs and ongoing conversation following the Parkland shooting has put teenagers in the spotlight. They are not quieting down, and they are a powerful force. They are putting lots of adults to shame. They are demanding to feel safe in their schools. And they are right.
I would love to see these kids make a difference on the issue, and bring about change, so that they can stop having to march, protest, and plead with adults for something as basic as their own safety. My guess is that most of these kids would prefer to just to be normal kids. I bet they’d probably rather go back to talking about simple, fun things – like some cool and creative Promposals.