With Homecoming 2021 just around the corner, Royals and Friars have one thing in mind: Should I bring a date to the dance or should I just go with a group of friends? Going with or without a date can guarantee a night full of fun; however, there are its ups and downs if you do decide to bring a date.
If you go with someone who may be considered “more than a friend,” this can lead to a socially awkward night filled with questions like, “Do we dance together?” or “Can I only hang out with them during the dance?”
Julianna Ortiz ’23 states, “I have gone to homecoming with a date and in my personal experience, it was not as fun as I thought. I don’t think it’s necessary to have a date and I think it would be more fun without a date.”
Some people prefer to bring a date and others prefer to go with friends. The stress of trying to search for a date can be extremely overwhelming which is why going with friends can lead to a stress free night.
Mr. Stegink, a dedicated English teacher at Rosary, provides his personal opinion about bringing a date to his high school dances, “It’s fun to have a date, but I don’t think it’s necessary. When you go with a couple of friends you can dance with a lot more people. When you go with a date, you are bound to only dance with just them.”
Homecoming is all about having fun. Going with your friends, and not just a date, is an important experience to have as well.
Keira Sarni ’22 had this to say about her experience going with a date, “Going with a date to homecoming can be fun if you go with a friend; but, going with a date can be sometimes awkward. We didn’t have a bunch in common, which left some of uncomfortable lengths of silence in conversation. I enjoyed my sophomore homecoming much better when I went with a big group of friends from Rosary and Servite. It was much more natural and not as forced.”
Senior at Rosary Academy Hannah Palos states, “I have only been with a date my freshman year and it was a good experience, but I personally love being with my friends. Everyone goes to HOCO, so it’s so easy to just meet everyone there and still have the best time. I don’t think you really need to go with a date to have fun. I always enjoy homecoming just going with friends and a big group of my girl friends.”
No matter who you go with–friends or date–homecoming is about having fun and making high school memories that last a lifetime.