“And this isn’t Riverdale High, either!”
I’ve been chaperoning high school dances for 3 decades, and this was a first for me. At a recent formal, a number of boys showed up with not one but two girls as dates.
I’m not quite sure what to make of it all. The better angel of my nature thinks that it’s generous of a boy to invite a couple of friends out for a night of food, music, and dancing.
But there is a part of me that wonders about gender equity. Are there dances where it is acceptable for a girl to bring a couple of boys as evening companions? Was this particular event an aberration or is this the start of a trend?
And how does one even ask the question, “Tabitha, would you like to be one of my dates for the evening?”