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I Didn't Go to My Prom

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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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    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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    Ala Monty Phython

    Don't leave me hanging here kids,,Let's keep this one rolling !Surley someone else out there watched 'Monty Pythons Traveling Circus'
    olmanDave olmanDave 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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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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    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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    Prom for me is today.

    I'm supposed to be at this glamorous tonight that I had felt forced to pay for, and my friends and I were supposed to take a limo there, all dazzled up. You know, the night of nights... But I never wanted to. And today, I feel so depressed and alone that I knew I would never be...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F May 30

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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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    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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    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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    ....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.
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 Feb 6

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    I was bullied and scared.

    I didn't want to see my ex with his new girlfriend and I had very few friends as well as a food allergy
    specialcecil specialcecil 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 wanted to go so badly.

    I had been looking at dresses online since my freshman year. But instead, I watched my friends have the night of their lives. I have a lot of health issues at them moment and ended up being too sick to go. I said it didn't bother me when they texted me about how much of a great...
    sleepynightmare sleepynightmare 16-17, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Not Then And So What?

    I didn't go to my prom. I was the geeky outcast who was more interested in things other than cars and who was screwing the cheerleaders. I was more interested in going to work. I wasn't really interested in many of my female classmates either. The sad thing for many is that...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2011

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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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    My Prom, Ala Monty Python

    PROM ,   you had a prom !   You lucky Basterds !We didn't even have a gymnasium to have a prom in !
    olmanDave olmanDave 51-55, M Sep 2, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Because my school didn't have prom. It was a mobile home with 10 students, after all. :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Yeah no one wanted to go with me. And my friend tried to help me out but the guy didn't seem too interested and couldn't afford to go . So my parents drove me it was nice and at...
    CRizma7 CRizma7 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Hey guys! :) I just recently broke up with my boyfriend who was emotionally and physically abusive to me. He had abused every part of me....mentally, physically, sexually and...
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    When you live in a small town, you don't think about someone harming you...Everyone knows everybody, people are either very charming, reserved, or just take everyone for granted..I...
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    So I was dating a soldier for almost a year (one month from a year when he broke up with me). We were perfectly happy before he let for annual training. Two weeks into it he calls...
    ArmyNakata ArmyNakata 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I loved this girl, I'll call her K. I liked this girl from the beginning of 8th grade and I kinda still have feelings for her. Me and K was in jazz band together and it was 2...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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    LIE to my husband. I love and care about him deeply and I know he truly loves me too, but I feel like I can't be honest with him about certain things in my life (especially about...
    cjfkdg518 cjfkdg518 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    He was a pretty italian boy. And he knew he was pretty. He wasn't dark like most italian boys. The smooth deep color of his completion made up for the egotistical boy he really was...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 4 Responses Aug 4

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    It kind of sucks. You don't realize how crappy it is because you've put so much effort in-so clearly anyone would love that, right? Wrong. Loving him was so hard. I might not have...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F Aug 7

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    i had met this boy over the internet.. he was my best friend's ex ( she had left him cause she didn't love him). so he proposed and we met in a parc, he wasn't that handsome but...
    Ensamflicka Ensamflicka 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I didn't have sex. He had an excuse, and I thoroughly believe it was divine intervention. One of my friends sent me a message to cease and desist my plans. I didn't, but God did...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Okay so I was in love with my best friend problem is he is also the (best friend of my ex),which is probably the worst thing ever but my ex didn't love me anyway so I guess that...
    maryamtssn24 maryamtssn24 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I met a man on a dating site. As soon as we met, we hit it off. He was single, after getting a divorce from his wife of fourteen years. But as the relationship progressed, he would...
    mumziiii mumziiii 36-40, F Aug 18

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    So last night I was trying to get to sleep, but I just couldn't. I was thinking of him...He was the one that got away. He and I had crushes on each other in high school, which we...
    SpeakUpNow SpeakUpNow 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I have always been attracted to older men but I really stepped it up when I was 15. I started dating a man 15 years my senior. He treated me like his daughter and I treated him...
    kittygurl66 kittygurl66 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to avoid you like that. When you said hi to me, I felt afraid. Today was the first day of college . Giving someone the intention that I am the type of...
    Nethaera Nethaera 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Worst moment of my life .. I was 17 when lost my virginity to a guy who was one of my brother friends. it lasted like 3 mins although it didn't hurt much i cried cause the thought...
    danyel92 danyel92 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 31

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    He was older. He was my friends brother. And oh every girl in school must of wanted him. And gosh I thought I could never impress him. He made me want to like cars and motorcycles...
    Cozie Cozie 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    Time to vent or whatever. Enjoy. January 28th, 2014... I met him. Where? Tumblr! Of course. I was typically following back some blogs and answering messages. Well, gosh, I...
    captivateyourlife captivateyourlife 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I've kept a secret from you. You thought that I was perfect, but I'm far from it. I know I'm young and human, but that's no excuse. You my not understand. I don't know if this was...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I lost it last year after the homecoming dance. My boyfriend and I drove to the same spot we first kissed and where he first told me that he loved me so it was very special. It...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    I didn't want to , but he forced me into it .
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 31

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    Junior in high school. He didn't mean a thing to me. I purposely got drunk because I knew id be too nervous to do it sober. Wish I had waited until I had been in love. My current...
    maddiejuliet maddiejuliet 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I loves somebody that didn't love me,(or someone I had very strong feelings for) and I kinda regret it... I was somewhat played...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    But you had to and I acted like it didn't bother me. I really wanted to tell you that I don't stay outside too long anymore 'cause I know that you're not there. I would always...
    tarantula0015 tarantula0015 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I've liked a few girls down the years that didn't like me, one or two I even thought I loved at the time. But looking back, I realise there was only one girl I really did love, I...
    bd693 bd693 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8