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I Didn't Go to My Prom

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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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    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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    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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    ....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 16-17 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'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...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Apr 9

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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