In this world of social media, Web sites and YouTube, asking a girl to the prom has become a complicated affair. Online experts counsel high-school theatrics for the perfect “prom-posal.” The message: The more public and original the invitation, the better. And for girls and their mothers, there’s always the matter of finding the perfect dress.
At the guidance counselors' office at Fairfax High School, Samantha Cormode, left and prom date David Robertson, right, talk about the elaborate plan Robertson and his friend Andy Lopez, second from left, made to invite the girls to the prom. Lopez's date is Allison Garris, third from left.Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post