Unfortunately, it’s prom season again, and it’s looking like I won’t be going because no one has asked me.
What is something fun that I can do (I am a girl) since I haven’t been asked?
Dear Prom Gal,
Go to prom. You do not need a “date” to attend a prom. Go with a group of friends who don’t have dates either and consider them to be your date. Enjoy getting ready before, and enjoy a nice dinner and some cute pictures as well.
Prom isn’t about being asked in a cute way by a boy, and it definitely doesn’t matter who you go with. Prom is the one night where everything is fancy and formal and you can treat yourself like royalty.
It’s a mark in high school that you’ll look back on in 20 years, thinking about how awful your bright sequined dress really was and how much you danced your butt off that night.
It’s something that you can say you did and look back on. It’s a night where you can forget about the troubles of what’s going on in your life and let go and just embrace the time you have with your class.
Also, let’s not forget that getting asked to prom is a two-way street, ladies. Many boys are too afraid to ask a girl, so if there is someone you would like to go with, then ask! Girls are able to ask as well and break the stereotype that society has given on getting asked to prom.
If I haven’t convinced you to go to prom yet, then OK. That’s fine, and I shall suggest something else to you. Cozy nights are the best kind of nights, so give yourself one on prom night. On this cozy night, treat yourself to some new stuff. Instead of buying a prom dress, buy some warm and fuzzy socks and matching pajamas. Go to Barnes and Noble and pick out that book or magazine you’ve been dying to read.
Most importantly, get chocolate. You cannot forget to pick up a bit of chocolate along with a bunch of classic movies.
Once you have that set, get in touch with some friends (even the feline kind can be included) or classmates who aren’t going and enjoy a night in. No drama and no stress included. Either way, it’ll be a fancy night. You deserve to treat yourself to something a bit special with or without prom. Enjoy!
I love One Direction, and I’m really desperate to meet them. They are coming nearby in a few months, but tickets are so expensive and I can’t afford them. What should I do?
Dear Liam Lover,
Though you may find me singing along to their cliche songs when they come on the car radio, I cannot give you much support about this because I have a hard time understanding why teenage girls cry over and obsess on a group of boys who are “famous” that they do not even know.
I think it’s great that One Direction is a group of hard-working boys, but they are just a fad. I would wait a few months and see if you still really do “love” One Direction. I’m sure their concert will be out of this world, but your $200 can be spent in many better places. Aside from my blunt opinion, if you do genuinely still want to go to their concert, I would start working for it and saving up. Get a job. I would start applying places around town such as local restaurants or ice cream parlors — those are good places to work for your first job. Once you start working, you will have a better concept of money.
You will likely spend your money differently and save it for more important things. If you don’t have any luck finding a job, the weather will get nice soon, and a yard sale or lemonade stand are things people love in the springtime.