10 Surefire Ways To Land A Hot Homecoming Date
By: Elizabeth Mitchell
You’ve picked out the perfect dress, chosen the right jewelry and know exactly how you want to wear your hair and do your makeup for Homecoming. Now, the only thing left to do is score a hot date for the dance! Trust us, it’s not as hard as it sounds. Try any one of these 10 tips, and you’ll be well on your way to landing the partner of your dreams (or, you know, just a really rad date!).
1. Drop Subtle Hints
If you and your crush are already good friends, it’ll be fairly simple to find casual ways to bring up the dance around him. Ask him if he’s excited for the big night, or perhaps, if he’s thought about who he might ask yet. More than likely, he’ll get the hint. And if not, well, refer to number 2.
2. Let Him Know You’re Available
Let’s face it: guys aren’t exactly great mind readers, especially when it comes to reading our minds. Even when we do drop subtle hints and talk about the dance with them, sometimes they still need that extra assurance just to work up the nerve to ask us. So do your crush a solid, and let him know you’re available, straight up. Chances are, he’ll be stoked you finally said something!
3. Look Your Best At School
Hoping to catch the eye of that cute guy in Chem class? It definitely doesn’t hurt to put a little extra effort into your morning routine (we’re talking hair, makeup and clothes). Remember: when you look your best, you also feel your best and that confidence alone will make you stand out from the crowd.
4. Bake Him Something Sweet
We all know that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! LA-based pastry chef and author Chrysta Wilson says this is especially true for teenage boys. “To snag a Homecoming date, make homemade chocolate chip cookies and give them to the guy you’re ‘sweet’ on. It’s a great way to let him know who you are and that you like him enough to bake for him. This might be enough of a push for him to ask you out. Or, if you’re bold enough,” she suggests, “put a note with them too and ask him to be your date!”
5. Be A Total Flirt
No harm done in a little flirting! Take the time to compliment your crush, boost his ego a bit and show you’re genuinely interested in him by flashing him the occasional sweet smile. Don’t overdo it and throw yourself on him, but let your verbal and nonverbal cues speak for themselves instead.
6. Go With Your Best Guy Friend
Both dateless? Then why not go with each other? You’ll avoid the awkwardness of having to spend an evening with a guy you barely know. Plus, if you want to dance with other people, your date definitely won’t mind (and vice versa). Really, it’s a win-win for all.
7. Get Involved
Whether it’s joining a new club, volunteering your time after school or making an effort to attend sporting events with friends, the more you get out there the more likely you are to get noticed, make some cool connections and thus, get asked to the dance. Seriously, it’s as easy as that.
8. Write Him A Cute Note
If you’re feeling really ballsy and are comfortable enough with the guy, take things back old school and slip him a “Will you go to the dance with me? Check yes or no” note. You can put it in his locker, or if you have a class together, just pass it to him. Make sure it doesn’t wind up in the wrong hands though, or worse, get intercepted by your teacher. Eek, talk about embarrassing!
9. Ask A Guy From A Different School
No one in your grade that really interests you at the moment? If school policy allows it, venture outside your social circle, and ask a guy you know from a different school. It’s a fun way to mix things up, and you never know, he might just invite you to his dance too.
10. Plan A Date With Your Girls
If all else fails, round up all your single ladies and hit the dance together! Rent a luxurious stretch limo, splurge on a fabulous pre-party dinner, shake your booties to the music and take tons of photos to remember the night by. Then finish the evening off with a sleepover and movies!