Going to the prom is one of the highlights of high school boys and girls alike. Because the event is such an anticipated one, it's important to go with someone you know you can have fun with and enjoy the moment with. When you are asked to the prom, there are certain ways you can answer the person who extended the invitation that can save you embarrassment. If you are asked to the prom by someone you have no desire to go with you can answer them in a way that will save them embarrassment as well.
I Would Love To
If the person who asked you to the prom is someone that you have had your eye on for a while or have a secret crush on, you want to show your excitement. However, you do not want to appear overly excited. Instead, take a calm and deep breath to maintain your composure. Though you might be turning flips on the inside, keep your cool on the outside. By not appearing overly excited you can indicate to the person that you are pleased they asked you to go to the prom with them, but that they are also privileged to go to the prom with you. After taking a deep breath, simply smile and say, "I would love to."
Thanks. But "No Thanks."
It takes a lot of courage for someone to approach another person and ask them to the prom, especially when the person knows that their invitation might get rejected. If someone asks you to the prom and you have absolutely no desire to go to the prom with them, let them know. In letting them know that you are not interested, you won't have to lie and make up a reason for not wanting to go. The key to telling the person "no" is to do it tactfully and in a way that won't hurt their feelings. You can tell them in a way that does not make them feel as if they were rejected or inferior. Tell them "Thank you for asking me, but I already have someone else I am considering going to the prom with."
I'll Think About It
If the prom is swiftly approaching and you still don't have a date, you may reconsider going with someone you are not genuinely interested in. When a person asks you to the prom and you know that turning them down can leave you dateless, tell them, "Thank you for asking. I will seriously consider it." Give them a time frame for a response. For example, two days or one week. By giving them a time frame, they can decide if they want to wait for your answer or move on to ask someone else. If you decide to eventually accept the person's invitation, tell them "I have decided to accept your invitation to the prom if it's okay that we go as friends." By letting the person know that you are going as friends, there will be no misunderstandings.