By Sara Nesbitt
The upcoming trend in SLA, and with teenagers all over the world is prom proposals, known as “promposals”.
Promposals are asking someone to prom in a dramatic/interesting way. Being asked to prom is taken to a higher level. Some are so over the top they could be compared to wedding proposals. The most popular ones are writing “prom?” on pizzas, writing on lockers, and sending flowers to the recipient’s school.
Since promposals are so common now–do people feel pressure to do them?
Senior Bernecia Guercio proposed to Junior Jeffrey Schwartz by sending him on a scavenger hunt around the school. “I guess we assumed we were going with each other to prom but I was avoiding talking about it”, she says. “I thought it would be nice to ask him in a funny/cute way”.
He said yes… of course.
“I did feel weird that I had to ask him at first but I realized that it was fun planning it out and asking him to do it,” says Guercio.
Junior Ethan Reese also proposed to Junior Jamie Murphy. “I took pictures of me and my prom date inside of inflated balloons and then put the balloons in her locker.”
We know what you’re thinking… awww cute. Right?
Reese does feel the pressure however…
“ Yes prom is a big deal for girls, I always feel the pressure to perform for the ladies.” he says.
He did do a bit of research in advance to make sure she would say yes.
Math teacher Mark Miles; never even hearing of the term “promposals” shared his opinions. “I have never been proposed nor proposed to”. he says. “ I hope kids don’t feel pressure to do them, as long as they don’t spend too much money it’s fine.”
Whatever you decide to do, don’t feel pressure to do it.