Don't let anybody tell you differently... getting asked to a fraternity formal is a big
Don't be picky about where he takes you for dinner
Chances are, your date is gonna pick a restaurant that doesn't excite you. Big deal. He's gonna pay. Suck it up, smile, and pretend this is your favorite restaurant. Don't you dare complain about
Don't forget your table manners
Chew like you have a secret! He doesn't need to see ice cream dripping from your mouth or chewed up bits of pizza spewing around while you tell him how excited you are to be there. Take small bites, don't use your dress as a napkin, and swallow before you try to chat him up. Soup is a safe choice for dinner, it's quick to suck it down if he asks you a question or cracks a joke. Screw that, get the Big Mac and just take small bites. Bottom line, don't be gross. Unless he's into that, in which case all bets are off. Get the Big Mac and take big bites, who cares.
Don't buy a basic dress
If you buy a dress at the most popular boutique in town, 20 other girls at this formal are gonna be wearing the same thing. Not cute. It's hard to be a show stopper when you match half the people in the room!!! You're beautiful, so wear something that will make you stand out. Nordstrom has free returns online.... so buy 6 dresses, see which one fits best, and send the rest back. If you look funky and fun, you'll feel funky and fun. Boys love girls who are funky and fun. And you love yourself when you're funky and fun. So be funky and fun!
But don't push the boundaries of fashion
I'm the first girl to try out a new fashion trend, and I always encourage others to do the same. You should wear whatever you want, and wear it with confidence. You can rock anything you want to. With that being said.... tonight is not the night to really push boundaries. The fur muff, leather
Don't be plugged in all night
Get off your dang phone. Seriously. Just turn it off. Put it in his jacket pocket and forget about it. Your mom doesn't need to see every picture you take tonight, she can wait. Your roommate doesn't need running updates of how many times he touched your knee. Take a few cute selfies for your snap story and be done with it. If you spend all night with your face
Don't try to fight anybody
We all have one friend who gets a
Don't be a needy weirdo
Nobody likes a stage 5 clinger. Being affectionate is sweet and cute, demanding kisses and
Don't spend too long in the bathroom for any reason
Even if you're just chatting it up with some other girls, boys have quite the imagination when it comes to bathroom stuff. He'll assume you're puking or having explosive diarrhea. If either of those things
Don't be an attention hog
Don't get all butthurt if you think he's not paying enough attention to you. Don't forget that he's with all his friends tonight too! Instead of demanding attention, just join in and mingle with everybody! His friends are probably excited to meet his date, so jump in and socialize. Every other guy's date is probably feeling the same way, so band together and make some new friends.
Don't get emotional
Nobody knows what to do with the crying drunk girl. Just keep your emotions in check. It's not the time to break down over your roommate drama or have a
Don't lose your balance!
No Mid-Party Naps
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