We live in a world today where young men and women are on equal footing in almost every aspect of their lives, except perhaps when it comes to big social events like prom. Guys are still expected to ask the girls of their choice to prom, and girls are generally expected to wait and hope.
But sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to wait for the guy you really like to ask you out. Maybe he’s too shy, or perhaps he doesn’t have a clue that you like him. Whatever the reason, there’s no reason why a girl can’t ask a guy out these days, even to such a significant event as prom.
Trust me, once in a while taking that first step pays off big time. I asked out the guy I liked my freshman year of college. Before that, I don’t think he ever really thought of me as anything but a decent partner for the nightly card games played in the dorm lounge. We’ll be celebrating our 22nd anniversary this spring, so that move worked out alright.
Here are three clever ways you could ask your crush to prom. Try one of these or think of your own. Just work up your nerve and go for it!
“Steak” your claim
Prom invitations involving pizza or burgers are so overdone. If you want to issue a truly irresistible, mouthwatering invitation, why not do it with steak? Grill up a bacon-wrapped filet and plate it with a baked potato. Deliver it hot and ready to your crush’s front door on a covered tray with a note scribbled on a fancy paper napkin informing him that you are staking your claim on him as your prom date of choice. Assuming your guy is not a vegan, he’ll likely appreciate this tasty invitation.
Rig the game in your favor
If you play games together through your computer or game system, one simple way to issue an invitation to prom would be to embed the message in a favorite game where your crush is sure to find it. For instance, if your guy is a Minecraft fan, build a giant heart near the spot he calls home with a sign in the middle asking him to prom. Bonus points if you throw in a chest full of hard to find loot to go with it.
Threaten extreme carnage
When prom season and Easter coincide as they do this year, one of the funniest ways to ask your guy to prom would be to threaten extreme carnage… against Peeps, of course! Make a video featuring one of the familiar yellow Peeps in a perilous situation, perhaps being forced into the microwave, or hovering dangerously close to an open flame, then cut to a sign that reads, “Say yes to prom or the Peep gets it!”
However you do it, asking a guy to prom takes guts, but you’ll never know what he might have said if you don’t take the chance. If you decide to go for it, I hope your crush says yes, and that you have a wonderful time.
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