Before the feminist movement gained prominence in America, there was a man named Al Capp. Capp was creator of the hillbilly comic strip Li'l Abner (1934-1977), and in 1937, his Sadie Hawkins Day spilled out into reality as the pseudo-holiday practiced throughout schools and colleges, where girls asked boys to the dance.
This simple gender role-reversal tradition, a female-empowering rite, became a daylong event observed in both Canada and the United States, though the exact day has been disputed. Some say it's on the Friday or Saturday following November 9th. Some state firmly that it's November 15th (the day it first appeared in Li'l Abner). Other think it's the first Saturday in November. In 2010, that means Sadie Hawkins Dances are either held on the first or second weekend of November.
And if your school hasn't held the Sadie Hawkins Dance yet, that means there's still time for all you girls to ask your favorite boys to the party. To help muster up some courage and ask your dream choice to Sadie Hawkins, watch this video for some great tips.
Step 1: Choose guy
Step 2: Choose time
Step 3: Ask
Step 4: Be gracious
Step 5: Deal with rejection