Say Yes to the… Promposal

Abbie Giles

April 25, 2021

It’s finally that time of your high school career. Your classic John Hughs movie moment has arrived and you’ve received a promposal from your special someone. Now listen, I’m the first person to say that the way someone promposes doesn’t really matter and that you should attend prom with whoever you want regardless of how they ask, but there are some promposal red flags that cannot be ignored. I’ve compiled a list of things that you should look out for before you accept your prom invitation. I may just be a bitter junior, but I like to think that I know a red flag when I see one.

1. Their promposal isn’t in any way color coordinated
This one seems kind of rude and judgy, but you need yourself a prom date who understands the importance of color coordination. Like, seriously, if they don’t understand the basics of color theory, then I don’t know what to say to you other than “Block” or “Remove Friend”. How are you two supposed to look all cute together if they try to match your warm color scheme with a cool one? What a shame.

2. Their promposal has ANYTHING to do with a sport that you play
This is just a personal pet peeve of mine. Can you be a bit more creative, please? I really just hate the “I may ‘strike out’ asking, but will you be my ‘catch’ to prom?” type of promposals. Like, no I’d rather not be your catch to prom, Jeremy. Not impressed. Plus, chances are you’ve written it on the sports ball of your choice, so now that’s just a ruined piece of sports equipment. Corny and a waste of money.

3. If anyone does that horrible thing where they write letters on their chest/stomach/back
When I see stunts like this, all I can think about is how long it’s going to take the participants to wash it off… and what is their shower going to look like when they do? I know people who’ve done this and they got a rash. Why would you want to subject yourself to that? Also, what happens if you’re the sorry someone who gets stuck with a stupid letter. You’re just going to walk around with a ‘P’ on your abdomen for the rest of the day? I definitely wouldn’t. I wouldn't go to prom with anyone who would put their friends through that. It’s really a disregard for human life if you think about it.

My closing argument is to just ask someone to prom with your words or food. That’s all I have to say.