In the past, girls would primp and preen a little harder a month before prom to attract the would be date for the premier high school event. Now young ladies are opting to take each other to the prom rather than wait around for a ‘proposal’ from someone that they may or may not want to go with them to share THEIR experience.
“WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO GO AS A GROUP OF GIRLS?”
Had I got asked, I may have gone with whomever asked but since I didn’t a group of friends got together and decided to go together and we just went from there. – L.F.
I’m not going…because I believe it is unfair that people can bring 18 and 19 year old dates but I can’t bring my 21 year old date.- A.G.
“DID FINANCES PLAY A PART IN YOUR DECISION?”
It would have been cheaper to go with a date because he would have paid for everything but I wasn’t really thinking about the finances. -L.F.
“WAS THERE A SECOND THOUGHT?”
No, I feel that girls have a preconceived notion that “I have to go to prom with a date”. Alot of girls panic if they don’t have a date to prom. -L.F.
I feel like it’s about the experience itself rather than if you have a date or not. -L.F.
“DO YOU THINK YOU WILL REGRET NOT HAVING A DATE’
NO, NOT REALLY. I will probably just focus on the time I had at prom rather than if I had a date or not. -L.F.
“WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A FEMINIST”
YES – L.F.
“WHAT IS A FEMINIST IN TODAY’S CONTEXT?
Equal rights among men and women. I am comfortable with who I am and I just think that goes along with the whole feminist thing (movement). -L.F.
“DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE OPTIONS, GIVEN THE STATE OF MALE AVAILABILITY?”
Minimum options. There are like two people that I would even consider. – L.F.
“WHAT IS THIS WHOLE GET A FRIEND TO ASK YOU OUT THING, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?”
It’s a little bit weird. But you have to put yourself in their shoes sometimes. I guess guys ask their friends to ask (girls) because they are afraid of the response they might get. It’s kind of common so it’s not a weird thing. I’ve asked someone something for one of my friends, we do that for each other.-L.F.
“THE FRIEND ZONE DUDE….”
Honestly we don’t even realize we do it. But I haven’t even thought about why that happens. If he’s too nice than its kind of a turn off. I really don’t want someone who is ALWAYS nice. You need someone who’s going to challenge you a little bit. I need someone who is not afraid to speak their mind. -L.F.
Every male, most males know that there is a hotel afterwards…even if they are friends they may want to take the next step. And that would ruin the friendship. -A.G.
This comment was striking to me because apparently in certain teen circles having sexual intercourse after prom is a GIVEN.
The trend speaks volumes regarding the evolution of female mentality. No longer are we ‘buying’ all of the hype associated with milestones in our lives. Rather, it appears that some of the more in touch young ladies are strong enough to define the perimeters of their experiences based on their own expectations.