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A word of advice to teenage boys asked to homecoming — FranklyStein

Hey, all you young teenage boys out there. Let me give you a hint. If a girl asks you to a homecoming dance, give her an answer.

Don’t say, “Uh. Let me think about it” or “I’m not sure” or “Let me contemplate that.” Just say yes or no. And unless you have something pressing that night or are allergic to girls, why not just say yes? It’s not like she’s asking to marry you.

My daughter asked a friend from middle school to the homecoming dance at her all-girls school a few weeks ago. She thought he would be a fun date, that it wouldn’t be awkward, and that they could just go as friends. But by his reaction, you’d think she had cooties. He said he needed to “contemplate it.” He told her he would let her know in a few days. After thinking about it, she decided to put him out of his misery and save her self-respect. She told him not to worry about it. His response? “Cool.”

Maybe it’s that I’m her mom and probably a little biased, but I’ve been wondering ever since — what’s to contemplate? My daughter is beautiful, adorable, sweet and fun. Any boy should be beyond thrilled to be invited to a dance with her. In my mind there’s nothing “cool” in the way he handled the situation.


Who wouldn’t want to take this beauty to homecoming?

I’ve heard several stories since of girls getting similar responses from boys they’ve asked to the dance. The boys seemed less than thrilled. They needed to think about it.

So boys, if going to a dance with a girl doesn’t sound like something you want to do, just tell her thanks for the offer but you aren’t the homecoming type. Tell her you don’t like to dance. Or just tell her no.

But don’t tell her you need to think about it. That’s so not cool.

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FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 15, Lilly, 14, Adam, 14, and Jonah, 9.



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