High School Boys of America, listen up: STOP IT.
You may think it takes guts to ask out a celebrity, but you know what takes guts? Asking out the girl that you think is cute in your algebra class. Asking out the girl that isn’t popular, but is really artsy and cool. Asking out a girl is hard. Asking out a celebrity is stupid.
In ten years when you go back to your high school reunion, no one’s going to care that you went to prom with some silly celebrity. But what if your prom date becomes the scientist who figures out a new environmentally-friendly energy source? Or the engineer who designs the next great building? That is cool. That is a memory. That takes guts.
I don’t see too many high school girls asking movie stars to the prom (probably because most of us would recoil at the idea of a 25-year-old dude going to prom with an 18-year-old girl), but if you’re a high school girl, the same advice applies to you.
STOP ASKING OUT CELEBRITIES.