How to Ask a Guy to Prom With a Poem

Written by megan weber
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How to Ask a Guy to Prom With a Poem
Snag your perfect prom date with a poem. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

With all the factors that go into creating the perfect prom experience, asking your guy in just the right way is definitely important. Writing or reciting a poem is a fun, creative way to ask someone to prom that will always be remembered by both of you. Depending upon your personality, poems can be proclaimed in public, plastered on a marquee, or quietly recited in private. Also, deciding whether to compose your own poem or to use someone else's words will influence how you ask your special guy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Decide whether to write the poem or to choose one already written. If choosing an already composed poem, try for one that has some sort of connection to you and your guy. Yes, a romantic poem is a romantic poem; however, if you are normally more jokey than serious, there are love poems with a lighter tone. Even songs work, such "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John. It has the lyric "Would you go around with someone like me?" which can easily work its way into a prom invitation.

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    Write your poem or choose one already written. The method of delivery becomes the next major decision. If you are naturally quiet, you can write the poem into a note, with "Will you go to prom with me?" written at the bottom of the page. Or, when you are both alone, you can read or recite the poem, and ask him afterward.

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    Ask the potential date in public. If you're a little more outgoing, go to his homeroom teacher and ask if you can read the poem in front of the class and ask your guy to prom. You can also use the school's PA system if permission is given. If you live in a city with access to a marquee, you can write a short poem, with the question somehow integrated into the poem. You can also take out a small section of your local newspaper, printing the poem and question in the space.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are sure of your guy's answer, try for a public asking.
  • Practice reciting the poem in front of others if you are going for a public recital.

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