What the heck is a Promposal?

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What the heck is a promposal?  My youngest son tells me to ask someone to go to prom with him he has to plan an elaborate promposal.  At his school these invitations have to be performed in front of a crowd of people including of course the intended prom date.   What happens if the intended prom date is not interested in going with the poor sap that has planned the promposal?  Does she tell him in front of all his and her friends?  What happens to the guys that are a bit shy, and not willing to embarrass themselves in front of a crowd, but would still like to attend their prom?  Apparently these promposals are getting more and more extravagant with the guys spending lots of money to impress their intended date.

Times have certainly changed, but this seems a bit much, especially for the guys without a steady girlfriend.  Whatever happened to “hey Suzie, you going to the prom with anybody yet?” face to face, in a private moment?

10 thoughts on “What the heck is a Promposal?

  1. With all the bullying going on, you’d think schools would not set up an opportunity for more bullying, like you said, if the person is turned down etc.

  2. If I could give my advice to your son here…it would be to save whatever idea he has for his “promposal” or write down others. In 5 or 10 years when he is going to do a marriage proposal, pull the ideas back out. She will appreciate it much more than his prom date would have!

  3. that’s what I think the problem is, they go to all this extravagance and trouble for a prom, what will they do when proposing marriage and planning a wedding?

  4. LOL, I know of at least two. I googled it, pretty popular in the US, just started to get popular here in Canada…

  5. my son kept his pretty low key, jumped out of a large gift wrapped box, (it just happened to be the girl’s birthday) armed with flowers, balloons and a poster asking her to prom. She said yes LOL

  6. Haha! Yay for your son! Although what’s the world coming to when a low key prom proposal is jumping out of a giant gift wrapped box?

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