Dear Elizabeth La Salle,
Homecoming’s coming up in a month, so I have time, but I kind of want to have a date this year. Now—don’t think that I just want a date for the sake of having one. I’m looking around at my friends and realizing that they all do have dates already for it & I’m going to feel like a major third wheel if I go alone. Then there’s the whole issue of getting a date… I just broke up with my last boyfriend about a month ago [who I was planning on going to homecoming & even prom with], so I don’t have anyone to ask. What do you think I should do?
Don’t worry, there are quite a few solutions to your problem that you could choose from!
• The first is to just ask a guy that you’re simply friends with. If you do this, please, CLEARLY let him know it’s just as friends, or else it could get mighty awkward on the night of the 23rd.
• The second is optional if there’s a guy that you have your eye on. Just go up and talk to him. [Tip: Try not to be really intense or anything that would cause awkward silences to occur.] We’re all human beings here, if he’s the type to brush you off completely, then he’s too much of a jerk for you anyways and not worth it at all. Please, do not use this solution if you don’t truly have an interest in the person… That’d just be manipulative and you’d both end up having a horrid time.
• The third is to ride solo. :-] It’s what I’ve done every year & every year it’s majorly fun. It might seem like all of your friends have a date, but I’m sure that there’s at least one or two who don’t. If you figure out who these two other lone wolves are, then you can all hang out together at the dance.
Hope I helped & that you have a great time at homecoming! God bless!
~Elizabeth La Salle