Friday, April 30, 2010

Will u go 2 prom w/ me?

A couple of years ago, we did a post here at YA Fresh on cute invites to prom, which included stories about M&Ms, banners, flowers and a staged “pop quiz.” Since then I have heard about a computer program that ran on a girl’s in-class computer, the word PROM? written on a someone's mirror, and a sign posted in outside a girl's window. All very cute and, I am sure, special to those involved.


But now I’m hearing about a brand new trend, the idea of asking someone to the prom via texting. In fact, statistics state that 64% of high schoolers said they would accept a prom offer via text.

I am not sure I’m totally behind this for it would seem that the more effort and creativity that a person put out in the asking, the more heartfelt the offer would seem. Plus, how nice to see that smile when your future date says, “YES!”

However, I thought I would offer up a few tips for anyone who is so inclined:

Don’t send a blast text to multiple potential dates!

If you don’t hear back within 24 hours after you’ve sent the text, pick up the phone and call.

Get creative with your cell phone camera ; maybe text a picture of yourself holding a sign saying “Will you go to prom with me?”


So now it’s your turn. Tell us how you’d feel about a getting a “prom ask” through a text. Or if you have received or know of any super cute asks!

7 fresh comments:

Janie Emaus said...

Well, I'd rather be asked to the prom via text than get a "I'm dumping you" message.

TinaFerraro said...

Good point, Janie! LOL.

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

I really like the text picture invite suggestion! The more unique the better! Very cute!

YA Vampire Books said...

Sounds rather impersonal! Sending a picture of you holding a sign would be better, if you had a reason for not asking in person (being sick perhaps?)

TinaFerraro said...

Kelly and YAVB, I agree, I think I like the sign picture over a text. Especially if the asker is away from the askee...

msdarcy said...

I would be devastated to be asked out by text when all of my friends were getting rooms full of balloons or signs at a sports event. It shows a lack of excitement and creativity. I only get 1 prom, so I hope my asker is more creative than that :)

Nishant said...

The more unique the better! Very cute
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