Creative Ideas to Ask a Boy to the Prom

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Nowadays it's considered perfectly acceptable for a girl to ask a boy to a dance such as a prom. It's an especially good idea if the boy you're thinking of is shy or may not know that you want to go with him. You'll probably want to ask him early enough so that he doesn't end up taking someone else. Also, try to think of a way to ask that is a bit creative and special. He'll be sure to remember it long after prom is over.

Tell Him He's Taking You

  • An easy and fun way to ask a boy to prom is to simply tell him that he's taking you. Guys tend to like it when a girl is direct and just says what she wants. To add a creative twist, casually mention in conversation that you got a prom dress, then ask him what he'll be wearing. Or, ask him what color corsage he'll be getting you. You could also leave him a note in his locker that asks him what time he'll be picking you up for prom. Use your imagination and do it in a way that will take him by surprise. Keep it light, casual and funny.

Send a Group Invitation

  • If you're not sure he will say yes or want a low-pressure way of approaching this, send a group e-vite or mail invitations to a group of your friends, including him. Tell them that you're inviting everyone on a group prom date for singles. When he arrives, asks if he'd like to "escort" you that night. You can also use this idea with couples. Instead of inviting all singles, invite a few couples and the boy you're interested in. Just make it clear that everyone else who is going is part of a couple. If he's interested, he'll come.

Word Scramble

  • Leave a series of notes on his car or front doorstep. Each one will have one of the words to the sentence, "Will you go to the prom with me?" The catch is that the letters of each word will be scrambled. So, your first note might be with the word "will," but you'll scramble the letters say "liwl." On the first note, tell him to keep each note, make sense of the words once he gets the last one, and then call you.

DVD of You

  • Buy a copy of his favorite movie. Then take out the disc and replace it with a video or audio recording of you asking him to the prom. With this approach, you can either make it long and elaborate or short and sweet. Give him the video and tell him you found it on sale and thought of him. You can either watch it together or tell him to go home and watch it. Just make sure you ask him to watch it right away.

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