When I graduated from high school, promposals were not like the movies. We didn’t expect our dates to be some Ryan Gosling doppelganger who surprised you at your locker with a dozen roses and a note attached asking you to prom. Instead, a typical ‘promposal’ happened via text or Facebook (gotta love modern technology right?) and usually didn’t involve showmanship.
This year, old fashioned promposals are huge. Luckily for us, the results are often uploaded to YouTube, though we admit this puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on guys and girls to come up with something original. Sometimes simple is better people!
Still, if you want to make a lasting impression on your special someone, here are some promposals that will guarantee you a date.
1) For the film buff
This proposal is by far my fave! The guy made a video of himself putting together his promposal for his crush to watch. At the end of the docu-style promposal, he walks to the house and then the video cuts out. Meanwhile, the guy was waiting outside the whole time with a sign that said “Prom?” Talk about surprises! If only my promposal was like this then maybe I would have said yes. But that’s another story.
2) For the intellectual
This guy would have taken the cake for best promposal of life, if it weren’t for the teeniest fact that he asked his teacher! Yep, you heard me right… his teacher! If this was a serious promposal I would have died of jealousy. Not only did this guy recite a sappy monologue but he also put on a whole show! He prepared an introduction video, revealed posters during certain parts of his monologue to outline his points, and best of all he got down on one knee with flowers to ask his favorite
girl teacher out! Do you see why I would have been insanely jealous?!
3) For the gleek
I may have cried a little when I watched this promposal. It takes a really special guy to write a song for you, coordinate it with the school’s choir and then crash your class and sing it to you. I’m getting weak in the knees just thinking about it. Also, Glee had better jump on this for their upcoming prom episode.
4) For the foodie
This promposal is too cute for words. Let me paint the scene for you: it all started when this lucky girl got an invite from her boyfriend to go to his house for a Chinese dinner. Just like every takeout Chinese dinner, it came with fortune cookies. But she didn’t get just any old fortune *drumroll please* as a little slip of paper with the words ‘Babe Prom?’ printed on it fell out. Talk about the unexpected! This promposal has it all; creativity, dedication, and the gush factor! Props to the boyfriend for this one, though couldn’t he have thought of something a little more poetic?
5) For the dancer
This proposal covered all the bases
a) Four attractive guys taking off their shirts to spell out the word prom across their chest.
b) Romantic T-Swift music playing in the background.
c) Your crush dancing/serenading you in front of your WHOLE school.