A 2010 Logan Ball Bid
By Allen Chan, Courier Staff Writer
The epic 2010 James Logan Senior Ball begins in less than two weeks; however, some girls are unsatisfied with the ways they are being asked to their ultimate high school dance. In fact, every year, girls all over the school wish they were asked differently. The boy's proposition is either too corny or unflattering. Some girl's even reject such suitors because the way they were asked sucked.
Boys that feel put-down then ask what the girl's reasoning is. Responses they receive are "I'm not even sure I can go to prom" or "You're better off going with someone else." Some girls even stall by saying the good old "maybe," in the hopes that another person will ask them. The truth is that all these answers are bogus: girls are simply trying to spare boys the embarrassment of a straight answer. Ultimately, they conceal the fact that the methods is what really impacts the final decision.
So what do guys have to do to ensure they have a date? A survey, taken out of twenty-five girls, asked what the preferred method of being asked to prom was: either publicly, private in-person communication, and computer/phone.
When girls are asked in the public they receive attention. Eleven out of the twenty-five girls claim they highly enjoy attention. The fact that all the other girls get to see and envy them because they were asked in front of the class or the entire school thrills them. Plus, a girl cannot say no without looking insensitive in front of a crowd of people.
Romantically speaking, one on one is probably the best way to ask someone to prom. Fourteen out of the twenty-five girls dream of intimate ways guys will ask them. The trick is that every girl is different. There are unlimited ways to be romantic, but only a few ways will trigger their deep, inner souls. Whether it be serenading with a love song or sending flowers every period of the day, one must find the perfect way and commit to the action.
Lastly there are electronic methods. None of the girls surveyed would say yes to someone if they were to be asked electronically. Those surveyed said these methods were "lame," "cowardly," and even "despicable." Overall, males are advised take the time to plan something unique and something you know she would probably enjoy. Despite all this effort, if a boy is still rejected, then the girl is depriving herself of a potentially great date to prom.