I Didn't Go to My Prom

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 309 People

    I was watching a TV show

    and they were re-enacting the prom that they never went to. I didn't go to either my Junior prom or my Senior prom. For the Junior prom I didn't have anyone to ask, so I just went to work that night. The Senior prom was a little different. There was a girl I was friends...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    My prom was Yesterday.

    It's so depressing scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed- seeing all these prom pictures... *Sigh*
    Morzz Morzz
    18-21, M
    Apr 27, 2015

    Am I the only one who would

    rather have an adorable date then go to prom?
    lightningthief lightningthief
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    Mar 21, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    I didn't go to prom because no one asked me to

    and I was broke to buy my own ticket. Lame.
    Rambunctshezz Rambunctshezz
    22-25, F
    Dec 9, 2015

    ....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
    Feb 6, 2014


    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 4, 2013

    I never went to prom,

    because my high school, didn't really have a prom, however we did have school dances. (It's probably all the same sh*t anyways). I think we had 3 per year. And I didn't attend any of them. There's two reasons why I didn't attend: First of all I was never asked by any girl to go...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion
    26-30, M
    Jul 20, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 20, 2011

    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
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2014

    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
    Apr 24, 2010


    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    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

    I didn't go to my prom

    and I dont regret it. My friend and I dressed up for our prom so her mom wouldn't know we were skipping. We took pictures for her mom and then left in my friends car. We redressed back into our regular clothes in her car and then went to a hookah bar for the night. It was great...
    Lynnd520 Lynnd520
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    May 30, 2014

    I wasn't interested back then.

    Besides, kids teased me back then, and I didn't want to go. I didn't think they'd allow my boyfriend outside my school to attend. I had terrible cramps that day. What else?? Oh yeah... the dresses.. I wasn't interested in shopping for a fancy dress that I could only wear for one...
    noaht43 noaht43
    46-50, T
    Jul 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2012

    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
    Feb 22, 2013

    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
    Sep 2, 2012

    I got expelled in year 10 lol

    so I quite never made it to year 12 to go to the prom. But that didn't stop me from muck up day.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I remember I Missed all my high school prom all

    through age sixteen all the way through age twenty one every year during high school my mom never understood why I didn't want to go the only time I went to prom when I was fifteen years old and I'd was at my previous high school even though I was transferring to another school...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 26, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2008

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2014
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