The year was 1979. The date was Damian Sullivan. Damian had those Paul McCartney eyes and all the girls were kind of crushing on him. I, myself, had the biggest crush on his younger brother, Chris, for most of high school. Fun fact--I've recently become friends with Damian on Facebook and he is still hot.
Kate and Damian went as friends. By the end of the evening (next morning), Kate had a date with this guy:The year was 1980. The date was Paul Patterson. He was a tall, handsome thing with a cleft chin who attended the public school in the next town. He played football. He skied. I'm sure he drove a nice car because his family had money. They dated for a few years until Paul went away for college and things just fell apart. Oh, I could tell you stories of late night phone calls and tears and a very annoyed little sister who just wanted to get some sleep, but I'll spare you for Katie's sake. Fun Fact--Criss pointed out that it would appear that Paul is very happy (wink wink) to be going to the prom. I think it's just a shadow on the picture.
If I had gone to the prom, it would have looked something like this:
Yes, that's a very bad MSN Paint job, and yes, that's Matt Dillon (circa early 80's) as my prom date. I had it bad for Matt in those days.