How to Land a Homecoming Date

Tori DeAngelis

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As the homecoming dance approaches, people must face the decision of whether they will join a group or have a date. If you’re among the people in need of help landing a homecoming date, then you have come to the right place. Follow this guide and see if you will be dancing the night away with a date.

  1. Make sure you and your potential date have a history. Asking a person that you have never talked to before will increase your chances of being rejected, so proposing to someone that you have been being friendly with for a few months will be a good start.
  2. Create a personalized way to do your homecoming proposal. Having a creative and thoughtful proposal that is specifically for one person makes them believe that you care and was very considerate when you chose to ask them to the dance. You want to make them feel special.
  3. Gather up the courage to ask them. Doing a homecoming proposal can be stressful and make you seem vulnerable, so being confident is key. Be optimistic about the outcome and tell yourself that if it doesn’t end up being the desired outcome then at least you tried.
  4. Go ask them. Plan a time that you are going to ask them and go out and do it. Keep in mind that if your potential date gets embarrassed in front of crowds, don’t do it in public, the proposal will be just as meaningful if its between the two of you.
  5. Dealing with the result. If the person said yes, Congratulations! You just landed yourself a homecoming date, so start color coordinating and making plans for pictures and dinner. If they say the dreaded “no,” don’t worry, going to homecoming with a group is just as fun! Don’t let one rejection get to you because sometimes it’s just what you need to lead you in the right direction.

Whether you go to homecoming with a date or a group, make sure you have a great time; It only comes once a year!