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Essential Prom Tips For Guys

Mar 20, 2008
Most people view prom as a great experience for high school girls. They get to buy a beautiful dress, go to a nice dance, and eat great food. People often forget that half the people at the dance are of the other gender, male!

The truth is prom is a great experience for both high school boys and girls. Of course, boys and girls view the dance differently. The girls look forward to buying a nice dress and dancing. Most boys could care less about what tux they rent, and the only good aspect of dancing is the chance to maybe dance with girls.

So boys, here are some tips that you might actually care about:

1. When asking your parents for money for prom-related activities, act like you really care about your date, even if you don't. Here is the reason. Your parents are more likely to give you more money if they think you are really interested in the girl than if you are just taking some random friend from high school. Your parents will begin to think about their prom and their high school crush and how great it would have been to have the night of their lives. So act excited about prom and your date, even if you aren't.

2. When choosing a tux, don't get too creative. It is ok to look like all of the other guys. It is not okay to stand out in a weird, ugly way. So while you may feel conformist, just do the easiest and simplest thing and rent a basic, decent tux.

3. Asking a senior girl is nice and all, but don't feel limited. Remember, there are a ton of underclassmen girls that are dying to go to prom. You have a better chance of getting a very good-looking underclassmen to go with you than a senior. The senior girl probably already knows who she wants to go with or has some college boy lined up as a backup. No shame in taking a good-looking junior or sophomore.

4. Line up your date well in advance of the prom, especially if you want to take a senior. Senior girls are very paranoid about not being asked to prom. If their first choice asked someone else, they will begin to feel desperate and will latch on to the first decent guy that asks them. If you think you can wait around before asking a girl to prom, you will likely see her with some guy who is way less cool than you.

5. Remember that your date likely cares a lot more about the prom itself than you do. You might just view it as some silly dance that everyone goes to, but she might very well view it as the most important day in her life so far.

6. Compliment your date on the dress she is wearing and her hairstyle. She likely spent hours both choosing out her dress as well as getting her hair styled for the night. She hopes you will like it, so let her know how great she looks.

7. While your prom will likely be held at a hotel or country club, remember that it is still a school-related activity. Don't do anything stupid that might get you expelled.
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The author writes for Talk Prom Dresses, a prom resource with information on prom dresses as well as general prom advice.
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