Does the guy pay for the girl he invites to the prom?

United States
February 26, 2007 8:18pm CST
I maybe old fashion but I thought if a guy invites a girl to go to the prom he would pay her way. My 17 year old daughter informed me she had to buy her prom ticket $100.00. I almost fell over. We have spent alot on dress,shoes and handbag. We haven't even gotten to the hair, makeup or nails. Am I being a prude or has the time really changed? Should she pay for her own ticket?
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes, usually the guy pays for the girl to go to prom, especially if the guy and the girl are really close friends/together in a relationship. I've had a classmate last year who paid for everything for his prom date, including dress and shoes. Yes, the prom ticket is extremely expensive but a lot of expenses also come from the dress and everything else (nails, hair, too much to name!) If the guy doesn't pay, he really must have some huge financial problems.
• United States
27 Feb 07
It's not financial. My daughter insist this is the way things are suppose to work and I disagreed making her very upset with me.
@lpetges (3037)
• United States
28 Feb 07
i think that splitting the dance tickets is a common thing now days. my daughter didn't have to pay for one because she and her date were on the prom court. But my oldest son paid one year, and the next they split. I know the girls get very costly., and the boys do have to rent the tux, buy the flowers, sometimes tickets. it should not be so expensive-because really it falls on the parents. and then if you don't "keep up" with all the things they want, then they get teased or made fun of. Its such a peer presure situation. It takes all the fun out of prom nite.
@LindaLou (483)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
A prom ticket costs $100!!! OMG! What kind of school do they go to? Good lord, how can a school expect a kid to pay out that kind of money for a prom? That's utterly ridiculous. Okay, having gotten that off my chest, I think the guy should pay for atleast half of the girl's ticket, but he's also got to buy dinner (assuming that's not included in the prom ticket price, rent a tux, get a bouttenier and corsage (do they still do that these days) and get a limo, which is also a lot of expense. Heck, it's just an expensive night all around. I don't think the guy should be stuck with all of it when he's also expected to ask the girl out.
@crickethear (1420)
• United States
27 Feb 07
The only thing she should be stuck paying for, are her dress and shoes. He should be picking up the rest of the tab.