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I Didn't Go to My Prom

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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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    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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    ....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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    y,y I regretted since the ever first time it felt so awkward, out of place, and wrong!!!! >,< 8( I wish I would have ignored my instincts, and emotions.... Because they were...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    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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    I didn't even wait until prom.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 53 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I was 17, it was 4/20. We weren't dating. He was just a friend I've known for awhile & we were supposed to hangout after school. We we're supposed to get high & I was already...
    Jnicole19 Jnicole19 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    Ah this is the worse experience in my life to be honest. A while a go my best friend went to Ibiza to work for a few months and in that time I became really good friends with his...
    jaymes14 jaymes14 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses Aug 18

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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 Aug 24

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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 8 Responses Aug 25

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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 Aug 26

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    August 31, 2014 Sunday I've realized that in our 10years of being together maybe I give too much, there wasn't anything else for him to take and he got tired of me making him my...
    justwannabeliked justwannabeliked 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I didn't wait... I don't really wish I did wait I was actually glad to get it over with. I'm glad I didn't do it much earlier ( I was 20) it really hurt still. I can only imagine...
    wetgoodnite wetgoodnite 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    There was a guy I really liked, or should I say loved. I guess you can say that I was truly, madly, deeply in love with him. I'd do anything for him. But he didn't like me back. He...
    RosemaryIdaho RosemaryIdaho 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    I totally gave it away to the wrong man when I was 16, but glad I didn't wait until marriage. I got to learn what it was that I liked (and didn't) and had the ability to explore...
    canadagirl0101 canadagirl0101 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    and it's a good thing it didn't work out because then I never would've met my wonderful husband and had three wonderful children. And as for the guy I loved who didn't love me? He...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 Aug 18

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    Didn't know I existed more like. I would sit in class, in high school, and just find my self wanting to look at him, he is so handsome. I blush every time I have to speak in front...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I had unprotected sex two days ago I took plan b emergency birth control pills yesterday. He didn't come inside me I'm pretty sure. He pulled out but I'm still scared I thought I...
    misfitoutsider misfitoutsider 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 22

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    It's funny how your heart will yearn for that which it can't have. Funnier still how people will take advantage of that. I loved him. He knew it. I told him so. He said it back...
    Thekidsmom Thekidsmom 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 1

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    Sooo you were like my dream boy first year, and you let your friends **** with your head because they don't like interracial relationships, and you let your stupid "girl friends...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    A few years back, I fell in love with a friend of mine, another guy. I didn't understand the feeling I had, and I confessed to him, not to get with him or anything, but to expose...
    thecr00cible thecr00cible 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nah, most people I know didn't either. I'm not sure why anyone would to be honest. Sex isn't special, only people are.
    sunkern sunkern 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was 13 and he was 14 we had been "dating" for a year and a half. Everyone thought we were going to get married right out if high school, including our parents. We did it while...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    When does it stop? I fell in love with a guy when I was 14. Fourteen! We never went out, we were hardly even friends. I'm pretty sure he had feelings for me back then. A part of...
    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    it is important to wait until you find someone who you truly love. Im 15 and didn't wait but i understand the consequences of this experience. Everyone thinks I'm too young to...
    irinacedeno irinacedeno 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 29