Unless you have a younger sibling or cousin, you might be unaware of the bullet we older Millennials barely dodged. The average junior or senior high schooler today spends $324 on promposing costs.
I’d Better Come Up With An Awesome Promposal Or I’ll End Up Like This Guy
No this isn’t a high school self portrait on the left. It is the self image of every high school boy when he thinks about what will happen to him if he does not have a date to prom.
Promposing took off after the invention of Instagram and Snapchat. iPhones made it possible to broadcast gorgeous pictures to the whole school showing off how much you cared about a girl. The bigger and more elaborate the promposal, the more you think of your date. Guys started borrowing fire trucks with a banner hanging off the ladder. Others make elaborate floral arrangements or baked goods creations. One guy rented a private plane and created a message visible from thousands of feet in the air just to (probably temporarily) win the heart of some sixteen year old girl. Some guy even got star NFL defensive player JJ Watt to send a Snapchat for his promposal.
A VISA study quoted by Bloomberg News noted that American families’ spending on prom continues to rise. Concerningly, households making less than $25,000 spend twice as much on prom as households making more than $50,000. Guess what that amount is for poor families. Almost $1,400.
Clearly the same “once in a lifetime” mythology that became associated with weddings over the past several decades has made its way to prom. I’m pretty sure the majority of my readership is in the 20 to 40 range. However, if anyone out there is younger than 18, what can you do when all your peers out there are spending their parents money like there is no tomorrow?
Some Fun Ideas To Keep Promposing Costs Down While Making An Impression
Have no fear, Millennial Moola is here. Check out a few of the cooler ideas for promposing I found around the net. If she really likes you, unless you totally insult her or bomb the ask, she will probably go no matter what you do. No pressure.
Have some fun promosal ideas to share with your younger siblings, cousins, or friends? Post them below! I for one am glad my generation dodged the promposal bullet. We just focused on going there and having a fun time.