Girls step up to the plate to pay for dinner and a Sadie Hawkins date

For the Sadie Hawkins dance, it’s custom for the girls ask guys. However, there is controversy about whether the girls should cover expenses for the dance.

A Sadie Hawkins dance compels girls to step into the shoes of a boy and be the one to choose a date for the dance. The dance goes against classic dance clichés flipping gender roles on both sides of the spectrum. Since girls do the asking and they are expected to pay.

Boys worry about Homecoming and Prom so it should be common courtesy for the girl to pay at the Sadie Hawkins dance. Photo by Trinity Kubassek from Pexels

It should be common courtesy that the person doing the asking should be prepared to take care of expenses so their date won’t have to worry about money the entire night. Since the boys usually take care of expenses any time they ask dates to the dance the favor should be returned. Boys usually take care of asking and paying for Homecoming and Prom, it should not be difficult for girls to take the bull by the horns and spend a little dough for one night.

Sometimes the boys do not have to pay the expenses themselves because their parents give them an allotted amount for the dance. In this case, the boy does not have to fret over obtaining a job. When the girl pays for the ticket, meal, and other expenses of the night, their dates no longer have to worry about those trivial things.

If someone asks another person to go out of there way to cancel plans or, take time off of work and get dressed up for you, it is expected of the asker to cover the bill. Especially if the girl has a steady income.

When the Sno Court dance comes around fro Gull Lake students, there is the argument over who should pay for tickets, dinner and even a boutonniere. Women are fully capable but the pride of the male may be too much, and they may refuse to let the lady pay.

If the boy says yes, then he no longer has to worry about finding a date or be concerned about expenses. Women are more than capable to take care of dinner which, depending on location, should be no more than $20-25.

It can be nerve-racking for any boy to walk down the halls of school around the time of the Sadie Hawkins dance. Waiting for a girl to pop out and suddenly ask him to the dance. Now whether he truly wants to go is up to him, but if not he must find a way to let her down gently. Unfortunately, boys might fear the use of publicizing. If there is a large crowd and many people are involved in the proposal, they may seem to feel pressured to say yes.

So with the social pressure of being asked, the boy no longer needs to concern himself with paying for date and can relax once he realizes he’s going out for a night of fun.

Destiny Peterson

Destiny Peterson

I am a senior at Gull Lake High School. This is my first and unfortunately last year in Newspaper. This will be my second year in the Performing Arts Company and will run Track and Field for a third year. I plan to go to college for a writing career and am really excited to get started.

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