Cute Or Over The Top?

Promposals Not For Everyone

September 30, 2018

Promposals are an elaborately staged request to be someone’s date to prom.

A Promposal Is A Sweet Gesture…

School dances are a huge part of the high-school experience, and with that comes finding a date. What better way to accomplish that than candy on a poster?

The day of the dance, groups of friends go to beautiful places around the city for group pictures of them all dolled up, who wants to be the one person standing on the side without a date? This adds to the pressure to ask or be asked to the dance. Presenting the opportunity to be romantic and creative, which some people took and ran with, coming up with extravagant plans to ask their date. Naturally, those end up on social media. Now, a few viral videos later, we have a new trend, promposals!

Romantic gestures can be very meaningful and incredibly appreciated. The planning that goes into the ask is what makes a good promposal. Being thoughtful and thinking of the little things makes the other person feel special. Everyone likes to be the center of attention every once in a while, and a promposal accomplishes just that. From teddy bears to food to banners, the opportunities are endless. Luxurious or sentimental, a promposal is a sweet gesture that requires time and thought, which is what makes them soadorable. Being considerate and cheesy is the whole point of a promposal.

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They Are Wasting Time And Money

In today’s high schools, the norm is to be very extra, dramatic and a little obnoxious when asking one’s potential date to a dance. Signs, flowers, food and more are all common ways of attempting to be creative to ask someone to a dance. However, it seems that the more creative and different the “prom-posal” is, the more attention on and off social media the couple may get.

Often times these attention-grabbing acts are not really a surprise to the person being asked to the dance. These people typically know they are going to the dance already. Sometimes they even know they are going to be asked.

People think that they are being creative and thoughtful by doing this. In all reality, they are wasting time and money just for a picture. What is the point of taking this picture before the dance? Everyone knows that even though pictures are posted after a “prom-posal,” dance pictures will also be posted.

This is all drawn from an issue teenagers have today. Everyone wants attention. We are all guilty of it. People are willing to do just about anything to get likes and retweets. To put it simply, all it takes for two people to go to a dance together is an agreement between them. Whatever opportunity someone has to cut out drama, they should take advantage of it.

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