But fear not! There are plenty of ways you can ask your date to the prom that are just as sweet and creative -- and don't require an attention-grabbing, public gesture.
Whether it's as simple as passing a note in class or writing on the inside of a pizza box, find some inspiration by clicking through the slideshow below for 15 low-key ways to ask your date to the prom!
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