When we looked back just a few years ago, it seemed that it was the guy who would ask you out to a school dance. Today, we are seeing more brave young ladies ask the question. Why not? Who's stopping you? What can it hurt?
Why not? We say go for it! You have a grip on what you want and who you want to escort you to your prom. Your friends may give you a hard time, but hey that's all good because at least you have the guts to go for it!
You can listen to all the things your friends may say to you, but don't get discouraged. Perhaps your bravery may tempt your friends to follow suit at such a remarkable time in your life. You could be the next trendsetter without even knowing it. Honestly, this is the twenty-first century, and boys today are more laid back.
People may ask you, "What if he says, no"? You must ask yourself if you can handle rejection. Although rejection seems unfair or hurtful, it is an essential part of growing up and it honestly only makes you stronger, as long as you don't wallow in misery. We all are confronted with rejection, but what is most important is that you are brave enough to tackle it. It is how we rise, not how we fall, that speaks volumes.
Now down to the nitty-gritty! How will you ask him? Does he even know you exist, or is he one of your friends you have been crushin' on for some time now? It is best practice to just come out with it, and ask without beating around the bush. Be sure you ask him early on in case he is asked, or he asks someone else.
Make it short and simple...like, hey are you interested in going to homecoming with me? The worst that can happen is he says no, or he says let me think about it. No harm, no foul. Keep things upbeat, lose the surprised look or sad face if you don't get the answer you were hoping for!
Let's say he doesn't even know you exist. Take this opportunity to do a bit of undercover work and find something that you two share in common together. If you discover that the two of you share something in common, then make this your window of opportunity to strike up a conversation. It is unfortunate that some boys have their cliques, and are sometimes pressured in their group of friends to keep a distant from what they believe are not the "cool people." Don't let that deter you from your moment of bravery.
Fret not!! You know you are cool, and you know you have what it takes to catch him. It just may take a little extra effort on your part to get you noticed. Just be sure he is worth the chase. The last thing you want is a guy who is full of himself. No one is really interested in spending time with an egotistical guy who doesn't recognize the beauty that stands in front of him.
What if he says yes? Oh boy, this is a proud moment with rosy cheeks and butterflies in your belly. He said yes, and now you have to spend time with him just so that you can coordinate your homecoming schedule. Will you go to the game together? That depends on what you two discussed. Have you picked the dress you want to wear and will it match what he is wearing? These are things you want to make sure you tie down so that you are prepared. Make shopping plans with your date so that you both can remain on the same page for your homecoming. Keep things lite, and when you go shopping, be gentle, because some boys don't care to shop. If they like you, though, they will be a bit giddy and excited to hang with you just to see your excitement and smile.
Homecoming is a milestone in your life, so make it count and don't get discouraged if you don't land the date you wanted.