The Things High School Girls Have To Deal With When It Comes To Prom

Clue: You overthink every single thing about this special night.
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Mar 2, 2015
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 1  Trying to calm down when he asks you to be his date.

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"Be cool, be cool," you tell yourself a million times.

 2  Spending hours and hours preparing for the night.

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Because grad ball is one of the highlights of your high school education.

 3  Struggling to pin the boutonniere on him.

And trying not to poke him with the pin because you're just so nervous.

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 4  Stressing about what you're going to talk about the whole night.

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Because you've never really talked before this occasion.

 5  When he insists on staying on your good angle's side for the photos.

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And you need to be on the same side because girl's got to work it for the photos.

 6  He keeps holding onto your waist or arm or hand or shoulders whenever you pose for a photo.

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And you stiffen because you're shy like that.

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 7  The dance becomes even more stressful.

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First of all, you're not really a good dancer and second, where are you supposed to put your hands? 

 8  And since we're already talking about dancing, where are you supposed to look or what are you supposed to do while you're at it? Do you need to talk?

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The sweet songs become extra stressful, TBH.

 9  Halfway through the night, you already feel so cold. AC is killing your vibe.

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He doesn't seem to notice that the cold bothers you. And when he finally does, you're almost dead. Huhu, this is supposed to be a sweet moment, riiight?

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 10  How do you even say good night when he brings you home?

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If you had your way, you'd just run away. Maybe a high five will do or a quick "thank you"?

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Need helpful tips on your special night? Here's something you should watch. Don't forget to have fun on your grad ball, Candy Girls! You're supposed to enjoy it. 

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I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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