Dear Fashion Girl,
My boyfriend is always late when we have a date to go out together. We've missed the first 15 minutes of every movie we've ever gone to! I'm really nervous that he's going to be late picking me up for Prom. I don't want to miss any of my Prom! How can I get him to pick me up on time?
- Unfashionably Late
As frustrating as it is to be late all the time, the last thing you want to do is have a huge argument with your boyfriend about it, especially right before Prom! Instead try some peaceful but persistent tactics to get you and your man to Prom on time.
For starters, remind your guy that this night is very important to you and it would mean the world to you to be able to spend the entire evening with him and your friends. As the big night approaches, continue to help him get organized so he's less likely to be tardy. For example, remind him to get a haircut, order the corsage, and get fitted for his tux before the week of Prom, so that he's not scrambling to get it together on Prom night. If he has a job, make sure he remembers to request the whole day off. And if you're cool with his mom, it may not be a bad idea to let her know what time you'd like to leave so she can urge him to hurry up as he's getting ready before picking you up.
You can also arrange for your guy to pick you up 30 minutes before you actually intend to leave. So if you're meeting your friends for dinner at 7:30, tell your guy that the meeting time is 7:00. If he shows up 15 minutes late you'll still have time to get to the restaurant. Even better, have all your friends and their dates meet up at your house to take pictures before the dance. Again, tell your guy to be there 30 minutes sooner than everyone else. If he's a little late, you and your pals can pose for the cameras until he gets there.
Finally, if you and your boyfriend have been together for awhile, you should feel comfortable telling him how his bad habit makes you feel. Let him know that you're not trying to pick a fight, but that his tardiness really bothers you and you want to make sure it doesn't happen on Prom night. I'm sure he wants to have an amazing Prom too, so he should understand.
Good luck and have an amazing Prom! --Angel