A Night to Remember … or Forget!
Girls. Boys. Prom. These are the ingredients that you need to make prom a dream come true, or in some cases, a nightmare. Guys, be warned: your dates are not going to let it be the second option.
Prom is the night that all girls live for. They are in constant pursuit of their very own fairy tale. This is their moment.
The only thing in their way? Boys.
Guys and girls both know that boys are idiots. And we are proud of it. But on prom night, rest assured that there will be different expectations.
So, a word of advice to my male comrades. Don’t fail to live up to those expectations. If you do, the reaction will be unpleasant, to say the least.
I understand that guys don’t always want to act respectfully. I’m on your side. Be honest though: there is nothing more annoying than a girl crying hysterically.
Make no mistake; females are very willing to help the male species in their quest to make a girl happy. It may not be possible, but at least they know what they want for once.
“Be sweet, polite, and hang out with your date,” said Maddy Mann 13, offering some suggestions for guys who want to live through prom night.
I share that information in the hopes that guys will be able to understand girls a little better. Girls, it’s your turn for a little enlightenment.
We will try to live up to your expectations. But it’s impossible when you set the bar so high. No guy will be the Prince Charming of your dreams. It’s just a cold hard fact.
I apologize if I’m the first to burst your bubble.
As usual, though, boys and girls are going to have to compromise on this matter. Nobody is going to be completely happy about this. And that’s perfectly understandable.
Guys, be yourself — just try to be a better you. Being courteous won’t hurt too much, I promise.
Try not to embarrass your date. Don’t show up in a polka dotted suit. Don’t throw up gang signs during the pictures. And please don’t get in any dance battles.
Being a little respectful isn’t a bad idea either. Spend some time with your date, make friends with other group members, throw in a few compliments here and there, and you’re all set.
Girls, you can’t always live the life of a Disney princess. Look down at your feet. Do you see glass slippers? I doubt it.
Lower your standards just a tad bit. Don’t expect guys to be putting their coats over puddles for you. Don’t expect guys to say exactly what you want to hear. And don’t expect us to make you feel like the only girl in the world, especially when there are 500 people in the same room.
Ladies, I’m not trying to ruin your dreams of having an incredible experience. I’m just trying to prepare you.
High school guys aren’t always going to be the most romantic and sensitive people in the world.
Keep that in mind.
It doesn’t mean you won’t have a good night. It just means that you won’t be quite as disappointed when your date decides to act like, well, a boy.