Prom is right around the corner, and while you’re securing all of your prom essentials, don’t forget about your prom date. Waiting too long could mean that all the good ones have already been taken, so the sooner you start looking, the better! So to keep you on your toes, we’ve got 5 easy ways to make sure you’ve got a date in time for the big day.
1. Ask your friends
If you’re flying solo in the relationship department this prom season, don’t be afraid to ask around to see if your friends know anyone who’s looking for a date. Someone could have a cute cousin or a great neighbor that’s looking for a partner just like you.
2. Hint to your crush
Guys don’t always plan things in advance, so chances are your crush might not even be thinking of a prom date yet. Don’t let that stop you though, if you really want to go with someone drop subtle hints about how excited you are for the big day and they just might get the picture quicker than you think. If subtle hints fail, don’t be afraid to get assertive and ask them yourself. The worst they can say is no, and that will give you a chance to find someone else to go with instead of being stuck last minute without a date.
3. Don’t forget about other schools
Whether it’s someone from your town’s soccer team or someone you volunteer with, don’t forget that you can ask someone from another school too. If you’re nervous about it being too much pressure, you can always ask them to go as friends…you never know, it could turn into a date after all!
4. Take up extracurriculars
Now we don’t want to sound like your parents here, but after school activities are great ways to meet people (aka potential dates). You could end up bonding over a painting in drawing class with your potential Prince Charming.
5. Go with your friends
Last but not least, don’t forget about your friends. While you may not be interested in them romantically, a good guy friend may be the best date. After all, who else will let you dance as crazy as you want on the dance floor without judging you?