I got this Facebook message from a high school student... trying to come up with something good to do to ask a girl to prom:
"My name is Hunter Anderson, and I am an 18-year-old senior at Westfield Washington High School. Our prom is coming up, and I've been dreading the date. Not for any typical reason, like I'm nervous, or I can't find a date. Just the opposite actually. I have the perfect date, and that's why I can't ask her. This girl is right in just every way, and she deserves so much more than I could ever give her. She's not expecting much, because she's down-to-earth, but that's just why I have to blow this invitation out of the water. You see, I haven't asked her to prom yet, because I can't. I can't find a way to do it, because, like I said, there's nothing that I can do to express to her just how much I care, just how much she means to me.
I'm asking for your help. I'm asking you for your help to make this a public spectacle, one that she'll never be able to forget. One that she'll tell her friends about, her children, and her grandchildren. Something so memorable that I will hold a place in her heart forever.
Do you think you could help me?"
He sent me a link to one of the things his friends had done to ask a girl. This is Alex's special prom proposal for his really good friend Katie.
Turns out all of his friends are pretty creative. After Alex his friend Chris asked his girl on the jumbotron on the opening day of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then his buddy Mason made a cool treasure hunt to ask a girl. It's crazy.
I remember going to prom. My senior year, my date held up a sign in my calculus class window asking me to prom and I thought that was a super cool thing (YAY Stephen!) haha. Clearly things have changed.
I've since heard that guys are feeling pressure to come up with awesome ways to ask a girl to prom. Since this story aired, we've heard crazy stories that high school students have come up with to make the invite special. Share yours below if you've got a good one!!!
So... all that said. We decided to help. We met up with Hunter and his friends yesterday to talk about the "pressure" to come up with a good "prom ask." That was supposed to be our "story." At the very end... Hunter finally asked his girl... finally because there are only 2 weeks to prom!
She said yes!!! Her sister rolled on the whole thing for us... here is her reaction!
It was an all around cool story. It's crazy how guys are having to really step up with something creative... and really cool.