You'd text someone who you're crushing on to ask if they want to hang out, right? Face it, texting saves you major awkwardness and it's convenient. So it makes sense that teens are increasingly texting potential dates to ask him or her to prom.
Lauren, a junior from Newport Beach, CA, had an elaborate plan to ask her boyfriend to prom that included a special day at the barn where she rides horses. But since they both have busy schedules and go to different schools, texting "Will you go to prom with me??!! :) :)" was a better option. It only took two minutes for her date to respond "Yes, of course, I'd love to babe! :)"
"This is basically how we all stay in touch and communicate," Lauren explains to JSYK about the benefits of finding a date over text. "We love to text, and in my case it just made sense, especially since my boyfriend and I go to different schools. We're so busy and my original plan was kind of tricky to pull off."
Lauren still plans to ask her boyfriend to prom in a more memorable setting, but she also knows other teens who used texting as a stress-free way to find a date. In fact, research done by the creator of textPlus (an app that lets you text as much as you want for free), finds that 40% of teens would consider asking their date to prom over text.