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How to Ask a Girl to Prom So She Will Say Yes

How to Ask a Girl to Prom So She Will Say Yes

Prom is a big moment for both guys and girls. When it comes to girls, all they need to worry about, is their dress and looking pretty.

But when it comes to guys, asking a girl to prom can be gut-wrenching especially if you do not know how to ask a girl to prom.

Let’s look at some creative ways to ask a girl to prom. But, before we do that, let’s discuss some things you will need to pay attention to before you pop the question!


Things to Pay Attention To:

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01If she likes you or not
The first thing you will need to pay attention to is whether this girl likes you or not. If she has shown no signs of interest, it is probably because she isn’t interested. Don’t embarrass yourself


02If she has a lot of suitors
Popular girls often have a lot of guys asking her to go to prom. This means you will probably have to compete against many guys who are probably a better fit for her.


03If she has a boyfriend
If she has a boyfriend, asking her to prom will likely result in a no because she clearly, already has a date.


04Her personality
If she is a shy girl, you probably should stay away from grand romantic gestures that will bring a lot of attention to her.
If she is outgoing and loves The attention, make sure you woo her with something over The top.

Now that you know what to pay attention to, you can browse this list of 15 suggestions for how to ask a girl to prom:

15 Most Pratical Ideas for How to Ask a Girl to Prom


01Use Your Friends As Walking Billboards
If you struggle with how to ask a girl to prom, then maybe you should enlist the help of both your friends, and hers!
What are friends for if not for walking billboards? Using your friends as walking billboards is a great way to get her to say yes!
All you have to do is get a group of friends to wear signs that say ‘[her name]’, ‘Will’, ‘You’, ‘Go’, ‘To’, ‘Prom’, ‘With, ‘Me’ and ‘?’. Just make sure they stand in the right order!
She is guaranteed to say yes because she will feel comfortable being around all her friends! She will also say yes because you went through all that trouble to organize everyone (especially if she knows it would not have been easy).


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02Decorate Her Locker
If you are too scared to ask her to her face, decorate her locker with balloons or signs that say, “Will you go to prom with me?” You can even use post-it’s if this was a last-minute plan- it will still look great!
While this is a more classic approach. She will likely say yes when she sees how much time and effort you put into decorating her locker.


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03Use a Puppy
A great way to get her to say yes is by using a puppy (or a kitten). All you have to do is tie the words “prom?” or “will you go to prom with me?” and have the puppy run up to her. So cute!
Who doesn’t love puppies? This will work because puppies are very cute, and she can’t say no to those puppy-dog eyes, now can she?


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04Candlelight Her Driveway
If you live close to your potential prom date, wait till it gets dark and arrange the candles in a way that say, “will you go to prom with me?” (or “prom?” if you want to keep to simple).
Light the candles then wait for her to see it or ask her to come outside.
NB: This may not work if it is too windy. If her parents are okay with it, ask them if you can do your setup inside and pop the question there.
You can even get creative with flower petals and some romantic music
This approach is more romantic and is sure to tug at her heart! She will say yes because of how sweet and thoughtful this is!


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When you think of how to ask a girl to prom, you need to think out of the box and be creative! How about serenading her with song and dance, or even perform a skit?
A well-thought-out prom proposal is usually a guaranteed yes. She is bound to appreciate the time and effort you took when putting this together.


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06Make Her a Video of Reasons Why
For shy guys who don’t know how to ask a girl to prom, you can record yourself asking her and present it on a thumb drive or post it to YouTube and sending her a personal link.
This video should include how you feel about her, how taking her to prom would make you feel and a list of reasons why she should say yes.
Not only is this a sweet gesture, but she will have a copy of this all her life to remind her of how creative and amazing you are.
She will say yes to all your hard work and creativity, but most importantly, if the reasons are good enough, you already had a date to the prom!


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07Write It on Her Windshield
If your date has her own car, use an easy-erase marker to ask her to be your prom date. You can also decorate her car with balloons and flowers.
She will say yes because this is a very cute way to ask, especially if you choose the right color balloons and types of flowers. She will also say yes if she’s into over-the-top gestures and excitement.


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08Give Her a Stuffed Animal
For girls who are not into the fanfare, simply handing her a stuffed animal with the words “will you go to prom with me?” is more than enough.
She will say yes because this gesture is simple and does not draw too much attention to her.
At the same time, it is not so simple that it is boring, and she will be able to save her stuffed animal and remember you every time she sees it.


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09Put It on a Cake/Cupcake/Cookie
A girl with a sweet tooth will love this kind of prom proposal. All you have to do is get someone to bake your cake/cupcake/cookie with the word “Will you go to prom with me?”, or, bake it yourself!
She gets a prom date AND a tasty treat? Who wouldn’t say yes?


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10Send Her on a Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is great for a girl who loves adventures and puzzles. There are many scavenger hunt ideas online, but you can get creative and customize it to your situation.
In the end, you can pop the question yourself, or have a sign that says,”Will you go to prom with me?”
If she is into you, she will go as far as the scavenger hunt takes her, and when she reaches the end she will definitely say yes to your creativity, out-of-the-box thinking and her prize (the prize is you, dummy)


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11Put It Inside A Fortune Cookie
This is another great idea for girls who love food! Have her open the fortune cookie and be surprised by what it beholds!
This is a great idea especially if it is completely unexpected. She will have no choice but to say yes due to shock and your creativity.


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12Ask on Instagram Live
If both of you are very active on social media, a great way to ask her is on Instagram live in front of your hundreds or even thousands of followers.
Since she is an active social media user, she will feel very special and will even gain more followers! Why wouldn’t she say yes?


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13Dress Up as Her Favorite Anime Character
Girls who are big on anime will love this way how to ask a girl to prom. There are so many to pick and choose from, just make sure it is the right one!
She will say yes because she can’t say no to her favorite character! Choosing the right character shows that you listen to her and that’s what most girls want anyway.


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14Use a Remote-Controlled Car
For this approach, all you will need to do is get a remote-controlled car, if you don’t already have one, attach a sealed note to it, with her name on it. Drive the car to her feet and wait for her to open it up!
If she’s into electronics, then she will say yes. And, even if she’s not, she will find this cheesy, childish approach adorable and will say yes!


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15How to Ask a Girl to Prom – Traditional Way
Sometimes, going traditional is the best option. So, just walk up to her and ask, “Will you go to prom with me?”
Though this may take a bit of courage, it is the most classic way in the book for how to ask a girl to prom.
Some girls prefer to keep it simple, and if your potential prom date is like this, she will say yes to simplicity and your courage.


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Often, guys who do not know how to ask a girl to prom shy away because of fear of rejection. But you can’t get rejected if you don’t ask now, can you?

So, build up the courage to ask her to prom. There are numerous non-face-to-face options in this list and when she finally says yes you will see that there was nothing to fear!