So here is a little back story before I jump right into the idea of a promposal. First off, what is a promposal? For those who do not know, a promposal is a clever play on words that translates to asking someone to Prom. The average person goes to Prom once in their life, and for some it is a wonderful experience. Then, there are those who decide not to go to Prom at all, and there is nothing wrong with that. Personally, I have been to Prom 4 times to date. Each and every one has had their ups and their downs, but overall I made the most out of each of them. The specific entry for this post is about my fourth Prom. I will discuss my Prom experiences in detail in the future, but for now I am focusing on the promposal aspect. A quick side note is that I was out of High School already (a college freshman to be exact) and that she was a High School Senior. So here is what I said:
Hey Prom-ette, I figured you probably fell asleep by now, but I wanted to ask you something. Now I don’t know if anyone has asked you yet, or you know if someone is planning to ask you, but I can’t live with the regret of not at least trying. So Prom-ette, I am asking if you would like to go to Prom with me? I realize that I’m probably not your first choice and you may have someone else in mind and that would be totally fine. I would honestly consider it a pleasure to go with someone as amazing and beautiful as you. And if you want to wait and see if someone else asks you or if they already have then I would be completely fine with that too. And if you didn’t want to go at all there would be no hard feelings and we could still hang out if you wanted to because I would always be up for that no matter what. And if you do want to go with me, I promise I will do a better “promposal,” live, and in person. Anyway, I just had to ask you from the bottom of my heart, so I’m sorry that you have to wake up to this, and you don’t have to answer immediately if you don’t want to. So sweet dreams Prom-ette, I hope you have a good day at work at the Diner and I’ll talk to you tomorrow if you’re not busy ❤
In case you were wondering, she said yes and the conversation that followed was one that I will always remember. The details of “Prom-ette,” and my relationship will definitely be discussed at a later time. That is a promise. Hopefully now you know what a promposal is and looks like, at least in the most basic way.