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I Didn't Go to My Prom

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    People Try To Make Me Regret It......

    Even my own family tries to make me regret it, well **** them.I kept telling the people who asked no, i wasnt going and i wasnt ever going to change my mind, and i didnt. They all still think its because i didnt have a date. This is not the case. I didnt go because i couldnt...
    loverOfScience loverOfScience 18-21, M May 17, 2011

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    I Didn'T Go To My Graduation/Prom.

    I didn't graduate with my class of 2012 because I was short on a math class. I was upset that I didn't get to walk the stage but I have no one else to blame but myself for not pursuing my education properly. Well as graduation approached, I had a mind set that I wouldn't...
    peanut009 peanut009 18-21 Feb 22, 2013

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    I Went As A Junior

    I didn't go to my class prom, because I didn't have a date, my boyfriend was in his late 20's, plus, I didn't have the cash. But, I went to a prom as a junior. He was desperate for a date. I felt bad for him at the time. So, I went.
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F Jun 4, 2013

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    ....because I'd rather not associate with my

    fellow class members. I don't know why, I just find them kind of dangerous....bad things seem to happen when they're around.
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Feb 6

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    Am I the only one who would

    rather have an adorable date then go to prom?
    lightningthief lightningthief 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm almost done with my first year of college

    and I still don't regret not attending prom. Around this time last year, my mom desperately begged me to go to prom and failed miserably. I didn't see a point in going...hell, I still don't. Why the **** would I spend time and money attending some event filled with the very same...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Missed It Twice

    There were about two proms I could have gone to but didn't (junior and senior year of high school). The basic reasons why I didn't were because one, I didn't have a date/girlfriend, and two, prom is expensive, and I didn't have any money. Plus, with prom being so expensive, I...
    CompNerd89 CompNerd89 22-25, M Sep 20, 2011

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    I'm a senior in high school

    and my prom hasn't actually happened yet, but I've already decided that I'm not going. I mean, think about it. -pay TONS of money for a dress and everything else -spend HOURS getting ready -get there, and awkwardly stand in a corner due to social anxiety -cry myself to sleep...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F Feb 27

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    I Didn'T Go

    I went to an all girl school and at that time I thought I was too cool to go to prom. Now I regret it. I did go to other dances, just not Prom. Go figure.
    errantmind errantmind 41-45, F Mar 21, 2013

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    Drop-out

    I dropped out in the middle of 9th grade, I was already 16 and everyone else in my class was 14, believe it or not, there was enough of a maturity difference that I actually just dropped out. I never got to go to a high school dance, especially not prom. Now that I look back, it...
    YouMaySayImJustADreamer YouMaySayImJustADreamer 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    AWW Man!

    I miss not going on prom. Unfortunately I was busy being a mom I had my daughter in my junior year of high school so no prom for me. Not junior or senior I had to put my priorities first oh well. I thought about going as an adult but that would be really crazy huh...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    I got asked Monday by my ex,

    I said yes and we got back together then the second I walked out with my dress that I spent all my 80 dollars of savings on that I've been saving up for 8 months I get a text from him saying that he doesn't want to go. Prom is this Saturday, and now I can't go. Please don't...
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    It Would Have Been Nice

    I was bullied in school. I sat alone at much 99% of the time. I only had one friend but we didn't always have the same lunch. the days I didn't sit alone I sat with the "special" kids. they were sweet though... My family wanted me to go but I had NO friends and NO date...i only...
    RubyBloodDrop RubyBloodDrop 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Never went too my year ten

    or my year 12. Cause I was in hospital then I was really really sick then.
    gedwkim gedwkim 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Ruined Experience

    A major problem I had with my mother my senior year was the issue of prom. I didn't want to go. I never expressed an interest in going, and said I wasn't going my junior year. She still bought me 3 dresses, "in case" I changed my mind. I didn't go, and the...
    Jenabeth Jenabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2009

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    IMO

    No my junior, not my senior, or any other persons prom. I have never, and will never go to prom. It's lame imo. I never went to any dances, am not much for dancing in public. I rather just dance alone in my room, or with someone special. Prom = waste of time.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Apr 10, 2008

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    Two Reasons

    Junior year, my BF was 34 and you couldn't bring anyone over 21. So, we just ate some delivery pizza, put on our song and danced to it, then headed to the bedroom. He said he felt bad for depriving me of prom, but I didn't mind. I had fun...Senior year, I had dropped out of...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F Oct 25, 2011

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    3 More Chances!

    So I was possibly the geekiest high school student ever.  Have you ever seen Napoleon Dynamite?  Well, I dressed kind of like Napoleon's internet chatroom-obsessed , failed-to-launch older brother, Kip: polo shirt buttoned all-the-way up, tucked into khakis, which...
    jpmyers jpmyers 22-25 Apr 24, 2010

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    Duped

    I was going out with a guy who broke up with me just so he could ask another girl to the prom, got back together with me after asking her, and didn't tell me he'd asked her until a week before the prom!  He ended up taking her.  I waited at home for him like a dumb...
    Jennifurby Jennifurby 41-45 3 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I kinda wish I had though. I didn't just throw it around or anything, I was in a relationship with them, but I wish I had saved it for my husband. But, he didn't save it either...
    Srkelly89 Srkelly89 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I loved someone that didn't loved me. He used to chat on me everyday. He used to tell me 'goodnight' evernight. He played guiter for me. He gave the big doll to me. He talked to...
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    I would never ever tell someone I love them, if I didn't love them. I don't think it is right to tell someone you love them, when you really don't. "love" is not a word I throw...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm a big introvert and I don't meet alot of interesting people that I actually like and want to hang around. I met him it was the end of June and I just come back from Florida I...
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    I wish, I didn't exist. I want, nobody to worry about me. I hope, I get to rest one day. I need, for you to let me go. I don't, want you to be hurt by me. I dream, they day I can...
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    As the Taylor Swift lyrics goes "'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you, You're gonna believe them"... I believed him when he swept me off my feet at 15...
    Gonespontaneous Gonespontaneous 22-25 1 Response Mar 24

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    Is there some kind of diagnosis or personality defect that would be exhibited by a person having numerous close friends and being a pillar of the community, but having no interest...
    calpeach27 calpeach27 36-40 Mar 24

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    Was with someone for 3 years I thought everything was great. I guess she didn't... She broke up with me in a text message and I haven't seen her since.
    westay westay 26-30, M 15 Responses Mar 24

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    I hateeeeee when people just say I love you just to say it or to get what they want! If you don't genuinely love that person, don't say it. I had an ex say he loved me and could...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I wanted to wait...and then I didn't..and I don't regret it.
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Everything came down to this, her answer.. Her answer to be mine? Was a yes. I was thrilled, so was she. A week or two went by and we already exchanged I love you's. I meant it...
    irespectyou irespectyou 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It's not like saying I love you is easy enough to do. I don't go around telling people I love you. Wait, oh well. Maybe I do but only to some of my closest friend. But do you even...
    Mininyaa Mininyaa 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I like one of my best friends. I've liked her since I saw her in 7th grade, and now she is dating my best friend. I told her about how I feel, and she told me that she loved me as...
    ThePainedBoy ThePainedBoy 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I was 15 when I first began to experiment. We were a little crazy and acted like typical teenagers. I found out later that his parents supported the experience because they wanted...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I sit in my room thinking of a way to change things, I'm in the friend zone of every girl I've ever wanted even the one I want now. I'm sick of being called bro and smelling your...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    My CAT! She did like me until I took in some stray cats. She didn't like it so she packed her furry little gray bags and left! I'm pretty sure she was mainly the chartreux breed...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I would yell at my mom sometimes as a teen because she was a very aggravating person to deal with and on top of that I already had anger issues (don't really any more). I got up...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I don't know why I miss him, he gave me every reason to never be with him again, to even speak to him... He was awful to me, yet I miss the moments where he was truly sweet to me...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Even til this day my feelings are so strong for him... I loved him, I love him but looking back it's pretty clear that the feelings are not mutual he must have stayed with me out...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I just got nervous, and didn't know what to do. I'm sorry.
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M Mar 28

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    I enlisted in the Marines when I was 17, deployed when I was 19. I came home, my best friend didn't. He was the better man. Every morning I wake up wishing we could trade.
    Shlickone Shlickone 26-30, M Mar 30

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    Been with the same man for three years and we make love at least once a week. He was and still is my first EVERYTHING except kissing. I'm happy I didn't wait because its another...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    i met this guy in the second semester of 9th grade in my special ed class ( i'm dyslexic and ADHD not stupid). within 2 weeks he was my boyfriend. i never really hung out with him...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    She was amazing, and fun to talk to, and I fell in love, and I thought at the start so did she, but a few weeks later I knew she didn't. It was if I was there just because she was...
    Akwa57 Akwa57 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I didn't know I had so many friends until my senior year spring break of HS (this year)... Nobody ever really invited me to do things... but I have a bunch of different friends (or...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F Apr 13

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    Happened to me a few years back. I was his close friend, he will invite me on dinners etc, then one day he just said that he is courting this girl. I was so heartbroken, I was...
    marellamorton marellamorton 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Story of my life. It's not that I can't find someone to love me , it's that I can't find someone that I want to love... Smdh. I'm soooo tired of being alone :(
    GirlonFiyah GirlonFiyah 36-40, F 3 hrs ago