Sophomore and junior dating
But shouldn’t your friendship, and your friend’s happiness, be worth more than that?
While you may have fun looking good in pictures, your friend will be dateless for their only prom, unhappy during the weeks leading up to prom as they watch dozens of girls with bouquets of roses.
So if a male has the option to choose between an underclassman girl who has one or two more years and a senior friend who could potentially be dateless for prom, why not ask the latter?
Yes, as teenagers, looking good in pictures is important to us.
Some other parents are arranging big sleepovers and breakfasts after the event. Realistically, he can't expect his sophomore date to have the same privileges as he and neither should your daughter. Are you fearful that she will be temped to drink alcohol or try drugs?
Plus, I know some boys are getting hotel rooms at the venue. If these are your fears, address them with your daughter.
The pressure within teens to do as their peers is strong.
If you determine this is the situation, by all means be mature enough to say "No" yourself.
Realize, also, that if your daughter has an interest in any of these activities that keeping her home from the after-prom parties alone won't be a deterrent.
You'll need to do some work to keep her safe, likely seek advice from a counselor.
I’m not saying that senior boys must ask other senior girls, or that all senior girls must go with senior boys.
Many senior boys are dating underclassmen girls, and vice versa. Senior boys should not be forced to go on a date–prom or otherwise–with a girl they do not wish to go with.
For the past two weeks, the halls of Jefferson have been filled with flowers, balloons, cupcakes and other typical “promposal” fanfare.