Senior year begins in September and you are faced with that all important decision that you have to make. I’m not talking about what college you should go to or whether or not you should enter the military after high school. This is about your prom date. The big event is just nine months away and you need to make some decisions right now. You don’t want to end up with the wrong guy or girl on prom night.
Are you already dating someone? Ask yourself if this is the person that you want to be on your arm when you enter the hall on prom night. Is he or she the prom date that you will remember with a smile years from now? If you’re not sure, try using this list:
1) Do you feel comfortable with this person in public? You want to feel proud when you walk in the door with your prom date, not be embarrassed by how he or she looks or what they might do in a group setting.
2) Do you get along okay or are you fighting all the time? Chances are, if you’re fighting in September the relationship will be over before prom anyway. End it now. You have nine months to find a new prom date.
3) Are you going in the same direction? This may sound superficial, but if you’re motivated and going forward in life you don’t want to go to prom with someone who goes home and plays video games every day instead of getting a job. Your prom date will have to cover half the cost on prom night and it can be pretty expensive. (Exception: Prom date who is spoiled by rich parents).