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Senior Savior: Homecoming Editon

With Homecoming just around the corner, the Talon answered the pivotal questions that are on everyone’s mind. The corsage, the boutonniere, the dinner, the dance. Homecoming is a memorable autumn night for most high school students. However, the weeks before Homecoming can be stressful. With jitters in the air, guys dream about asking the perfect […]

With Homecoming just around the corner, the Talon answered the pivotal questions that are on everyone’s mind.

The corsage, the boutonniere, the dinner, the dance. Homecoming is a memorable autumn night for most high school students.

However, the weeks before Homecoming can be stressful. With jitters in the air, guys dream about asking the perfect girl while girls chatter excitedly about who will ask whom.

To calm the nerves of our Falcon underclassmen, the Talon answered some of the most popular Homecoming questions sent in by our readers.

“I want to ask a girl to Homecoming, but I am not sure if she is going to say yes. How should I go about asking her?” – Uneasy freshman boy

First of all, kudos to you for being brave enough to ask! For all you know, this girl could be dying to go with you. That being said, don’t go too crazy: we have all heard horror stories about guys who do elaborate things and get turned down.

Ask around. Talk to her closest friends – chances are, they will know if she already has a date or doesn’t want to go. If you do decide to ask her, keep it simple. Don’t bring flowers (in the case that you will have to walk around with them for the rest of the day if she turns you down). Stop her after class and simply say “would you like to go to Homecoming with me?”

If she says yes, surprise her with flowers or candy the next day – she will appreciate the sweet touch. Good luck, and remember: the girls who are being asked are just as nervous as you are, so stay cool.

“No one asked me to Homecoming, but I still really want to go!” – Sophomore girl

Go with friends! Sometimes, the best events are ones with no pressure to impress your date. Grab a group of girls (and guy friends), go somewhere fun for dinner, and then dance the night away. (You can even take formal group pictures at the dance).

Going with a date is not as spectacular as everyone thinks; if you have a good group of friends, you will have just as much fun — if not more!).

A guy asked me to Homecoming, should I offer to split the cost? –Considerate freshman girl

A boutonniere — lookin’ sharp anonymous dude!

Between the tickets, the flowers, the dinner, and the pictures, (not to mention the dress clothes) homecoming can get pricey. That being said, most guys like to be gentlemen and pay for their date.

My advice is to offer anyways. Say, “Can I contribute?” or “I can buy the pictures and you can buy the tickets.” If he says no (which he probably will), then drop the subject. If he says yes, then pay up.

While it’s nice to be paid for, you don’t want to force your date into bankruptcy. Splitting the cost is completely acceptable.

And boys – don’t be afraid to say yes if she offers to buy the pictures, or split the dinner. If she asks: she probably doesn’t mind contributing.

“I’ve heard my friends talking about some flower that I am supposed to get for my date. What is that all about?” –Confused freshman

The “man flower” and “flower bracelet” (as I like to call them) are called “boutonnieres” and “corsages.”

No Homecoming evening is complete without a corsage

A boutonniere is a flower that the guy pins to his shirt or jacket and a corsage is a flower tied to a stretchy band so it fits on a girl’s wrist like a bracelet. Traditionally, the boy gets the girl a corsage for a date dance and the girl gets a guy a boutonniere.

While it is not mandatory, most people at Christian Brothers purchase these flowers for each other. Try to complement the colors of the girl’s dress when putting in the order at the florist.

If you are unsure, talk about it with your date and make sure that you are both on the same page. Either way, the dance will be just as fun.

If you have questions regarding any CB-related topic, we want to help you! Email our friendly and helpful Talon staff at cbtalon.com@gmail.com or tweet us @CB_Talon.

 

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