Post # 1
Has anyone else seen all these PROMposals? It seems to be a thing now that teenagers ask each other to Prom with some sort of cutesy grand gesture. I have a few questions:
1) Has this always been a thing? I’ve only seen this pop up in the last few years, but maybe it’s regional?
2) Is this now the norm? I see this kind of thing on the internet and assume that everyone is doing it, but maybe it’s just a select few.
3) What do you think of over the top PROMposals? I’ve got to say that my gut reaction is to completely hate it and think that teenagers are rediculous…but that’s a little unfair of me. What do you think? Fun or over done?
Post # 2
Pretty sure that’s always been a thing, at least in my area. I’d say it’s basically the norm. I like when they’re just sweet and simple. I think the flowers, decorating the locker and cars are cute, anything more than that is too much for me. My prom date (now FI) would just write a sweet note, get chocolate and flowers and ask. Filling the car or locker with balloons was also really common.
Post # 3
1. A guy did this when I was a sophmore after our musical to his GF, but it was more of a joke at that time. He was building up like he was going to purpose, and then asked her to the prom. I didn’t here anyone else do it. That had to be 2002/2003.
2. Just like really over the top engagement pruposals, I doubt it.
3. Its silly and stupid, but I won’t begrudge anyone doing it. Kind of like the over the top engagment purposals, they are setting up a lot of other poor guys for too much expectations and a lot of other girls up for disappointment.
Post # 4
I think it’s a tradition in some areas that’s gotten more popular in the past few years. I remember seeing it on some MTV reality show when I was in high school, but it wasn’t a thing in my are when I was growing up.<br />
Post # 5
cbgg: I’m generally pretty neutral on these sorts of things but it has started popping up on my News Feed as I have prom-age cousins. One girl made a coffee mug at a paint your own pottery shop that said ‘Prom?’ after he finished his drink. I was a bit tacken aback. It seems too much like a proposal to me. I only graduated in 2007… which I guess is 7 years ago now, but it was NEVER the norm then.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
It was definitely a thing when I was in high school, 2003-2008. I was in West Michigan, if it makes a difference.