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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bucknell chapter.

One of the most exciting aspects of being in Greek life is having the opportunity to attend date parties and formals. With COVID-19, date parties and formals were put on hold, but now they are back! However, with the excitement of date parties and the formal season, can also cause you to stress about who and how to ask. Finding a date to date party or formal can be incredibly awkward for everyone. Even if you have been to several, the process never gets any easier. Here are some helpful tips of who and how to ask someone to your date party or formal. 

  1. Ask your sorority sisters

No matter what, your sorority sisters have your back and will help you with anything, including finding a date party or formal date! Most likely at least one of you sisters will know of some cute, single guys or gals that would love to be your date to date party or formal. Having your sorority sisters or anyone really, ask around on your behalf eliminates the awkwardness of asking anyone yourself. Plus, since they know them, they will most likely not be weird.

  1. Ask!

If you have had your eye on someone for a while but either never really talked before or talked outside of class, this is your chance! Everyone loves a confident girl who knows what she wants and goes out to get it. While the terms date party and formal can sound very scary, honestly, this is one of the best ways to casually hang out with someone outside of work or class. Not only will you look fabulous in your dress or pantsuit, but you will be surrounded by many people dancing, talking, and drinking. The worst that can happen is that they say no and I guarantee you that even so, they will have been flattered that you even asked. And if they say no, think about it this way: now you know and can say thank you, next!

  1. Ask your friend to set you up on a blind date

A little mystery and adventure never hurts a date party or formal. Asking a friend to set you up on a blind date for a date party or formal can be very fun but that does not mean it comes without risks. Since it is your friend, I am sure that they will have a good pick for you but that is not always the case. The good thing about date parties or formals is that you are constantly surrounded by people. If you need to step away or ditch your date altogether, it will not be that hard. 

  1. Nothing wrong with bringing a roommate or a friend

There is a lot of unspoken pressure to take a significant other as your date but in reality, not everyone does. A lot of people’s significant others cannot attend often due to conflicts or long distance. A lot of people do not even have significant others and that is okay. To be honest, bringing a roommate or friend almost always guarantees a good time when bringing a date might not. You will create lots of fun memories that you will share forever.

Gracie is currently a senior at Bucknell University expecting to graduate this upcoming spring. On campus she is a part of a wide variety of clubs and organizations.