Prom Proposals. I Don't Get It.

Photo credit: James Vaughan (Flickr) So the other morning I was watching Good Morning America and there was a segment on proms. Apparently they're a little pricey now a days. And obviously that's really not that surprising.

What is surprising is how much money people are spending before they're spending money on things for the actual event. Yes, you read that right. Apparently people spend an average of $300 (and some odd dollars, I can't remember the exact figure) on prom proposals.

That's right. You read that too. Prom proposals. It's a thing. I don't get it at all. People do realize this is prom right? I mean, it's not really that big of a deal.

$300 is more than my husband spend on his proposal to me. His proposal for marriage. MARRIAGE!

$300 is more than I spent on my prom total. I can remember my first prom dress. It was like $90 and I felt so bad about it. That was way too much for my parents to spend on a dress for some silly event. I wouldn't have dared ask my parents for $300 so I could ask some dude to go with me. They probably would have laughed at me.

$300 is more than half of what my wedding dress cost. My wedding dress. WEDDING!

Seriously. Can someone explain this to me?

I never had an elaborate proposal to prom. Maybe I'm just an old lady, but that wasn't even a thing when I was in high school. People just asked and it went totally fine. You wanna go to prom? Sure. Ok. Done. Let's go.

My senior prom date was actually a good friend who ditched his date to go with me. And I went to my junior prom with a group of friends. That's right. <GASP> I didn't even have a date.

So, yeah, prom proposals. I don't get it. At all.