How Early is Too Early?
To prepare for a dance, many girls would say they needed about 2-3 weeks to prepare. They need to find that perfect dress and matching shoes, and all of that can take a couple weeks. Meanwhile the guys tend to plan the date and get their attire together the week of.
So, why is it that when girls get the opportunity to ask a boy out, they ask much earlier than 2-3 weeks? The boys don’t need much time to pick out a shirt and tie.
Just around two months ago the madness started. Preference, the first girls choice dance of the year, was last weekend, yet the boy-crazed girls stared asking their dates two months prior to the dance.
Doesn’t that seem a tad bit desperate? (Especially considering two months ago was nearly a week after our first dance, Homecoming.)
Junior Isaac L. got down to the specifics, “It should be illegal [to ask] over a month for girls and over 3 weeks for boys. Before that is just desperate.”
Is it really necessary for the boys to all be snatched up two months prior to the actual date? Sure, you do need to ask quick in case the love of your life gets asked by somebody else and your heart gets broken because all your future plans are now at ruin, but life will go on and you’ll get another chance. Don’t worry too much.
When asked how early is too early, Junior Miles F. said, “I think 2 months is the earliest, but I think it should be one week. That way there is a mad scramble for a date!” While Junior Chloe G. thinks, “A month. No earlier.”
Making a commitment two months in advance can cause problems. What do you do when you suddenly fall for the new kid? Or maybe you get into an argument with your date of choice? Being asked sooner to the dance date would give you an excuse to be thinking and talking about it the whole week prior vs. that annoying friend that talks about it for two months.
Junior Stephanie G. says, “Oh! It seems like the girls always have to ask like months in advance and guys can just ask a week in advance. I definitely think two or three months is extreme.”
It’s up to the student body to change this. More than one month is pushing it. Just remember, all of the events and preparation leading up to the dance only takes a couple of weeks. Hold out a little longer, and maybe it’ll make all the difference.