Promposals: Saying No!

So you’ve got the tickets and the rockin’ outfit.  You and your friends have got prom in the bag. There’s just one thing missing; who in the world are you going to go with?

Finding that dream date could pose a bit of a problem, but something that could be even more difficult is turning someone down!
What if someone prom-poses to you and you’re just not that into it? What are the do’s and don’ts? You don’t want to break the poor person’s heart, and these days, promposals can be extravagant and highly public; making saying no even harder!

We’ve got our top three tips to let ’em down easy, and still let the asker maintain their dignity:

Be open minded

You may have your eye on a certain someone for your prom date but it’s always important to keep an open mind.  People are full of surprises and you might just have the time of your life with someone totally unexpected!

be honest

You don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up.  If you’re not into it, it’s best to be honest about it. The worst thing you can do is lead someone on.  9 times out of 10 the promposer will appreciate your honesty and respect you for it.  But hey, just because you aren’t going to be their date, doesn’t mean you can’t save them a dance!

Be kind

It’s important to remember that it takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there with the chance of rejection being present, so be kind! Don’t make it a big ordeal when you turn someone down. Let the person know that you respect them and show it by not gossiping about them with your friends afterwards.  The last thing you want is for that person to feel small just because you turned them down.
A simple “thank you for asking” and a hug could go a long way.

In today’s prom world, there is so much emphasis on materialistic things.  They all seem important now; the outfit, the date, and the shoes, but what’s really important are the memories you make.
10 years from now, you are going to remember the feelings you experienced and the people you experienced them with.

The number one rule for accepting a promposal is to go with someone who you know you will have an amazing time with. Don’t worry about what your friends and peers think of you because at the end of the day, it’s what you want that matters!

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The Prom Show
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