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I Never Went to Prom

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    I'm in the 10th grade,

    so I haven't gone to prom yet! The only thing is, I don't plan on going. At all. People talk about how special prom is; how it is a night jam-packed full of memories and how you will miss out if you don't go. But you know what I say? I say BULLSHIT. Prom is so pointless and full...
    J3nnyC J3nnyC 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    I went to high school in Australia.

    We had Formals, not Proms. So I never went to Prom.
    whateva88 whateva88 26-30, F Dec 30, 2013

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    I Was Never Asked

    so i didn't go to the bloody thing didn't see the point
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    I just don't like dancing

    and there's no one to go go with. I can only dance when I'm drunk.
    deathsdestruction deathsdestruction 16-17, M Oct 21

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    I Feel Upset About This

    I cannot say I wanna die because i've never been to prom (i'll not explain the reason...it's a very long story) ....i just feel sad cos i've never had this feeling a girl should have (i think) to feel special in some way...to feel beautiful
    ColourfulSoul ColourfulSoul 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    And I Didn't Even Miss It

    School and all of its extracuricular functions were NOT good experiences for me, so no, I never went to prom. And really, it hasn't affected my life in any way I can think of. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Class Of 2003 I Regret Not Going To Prom

    I wasn't really popular in school just a normal kid, however I regret not going to my senior prom. I didn't have many friends and no girlfriend so I would've probably gone by myself by hey at least I have hands =). Your high school prom is an experience to remember so please go...
    basic714 basic714 26-30, M Apr 11, 2012

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    I just didn't care to.

    It seemed like a huge, pointless expense. And I didn't want to go to promenade practice. They were going to pair me up with this cute German exchange student but that wasn't motivated enough for me to participate.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M May 22

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    You know sometimes I wonder

    if I missed out on something, sometimes I feel left out for not having been able to go, and not wanting to go if that makes any sense. Essentially I never once had a date. And I'm just not the type of guy to go gushing over a girl to ask them out to prom. Being gay Might have...
    Asiacherey4 Asiacherey4 18-21, M Jul 28

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    My prom was last night.

    I didn't go. But I say **** prom. Do you agree?
    Isaacal1996 Isaacal1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    Can't Change My Mind

    In High School(1999-2003), I was basically the Quiet Kid In The Corner and a lot of things that many people did in and out of the school really never  interested me. In 2007, my younger brother graduated from High School and he went to his prom and even became Prom King. I...
    fgsZERO fgsZERO 26-30, M May 4, 2012

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    No one asked me and I never went.

    The guys at my high school were all a bunch of *******. Some day, I will have an adult version of my prom- I will buy an expensive dress, have my hair and make up done, rent a really cool limo and eat at a fancy restaurant and go to a hotel for half drunk sex. Added bonus- I won...
    theyrereal theyrereal 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I Never Went To A Prom

    no i never did my high school years were full of confusion not sexual but my ocd was controlling me and at that age i never knew what ocd was so i skipped a lot of school i quit in my 3rd year but later got my ged and went to college. vinny
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Can I ask a guy to prom?

    Do guys care about that? Will they be offended?
    deanahannah deanahannah 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I Never Went To Prom.

    In High School I never went to junior or senior prom or any other dance because they thought of me as a freak because I was alittle different.The reason being I had a traumatic auto accident in 8th grade.But thats another story.
    harrybgood1 harrybgood1 61-65, M Oct 27, 2012

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    Pointless

    Never even had the smallest urge to go. Even now i don't regret not going. Didn't see the point then and I still don't see it now.
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M Aug 14, 2013

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    I Never Went To Prom

    i never thought of going to a prom,i had quit school in my junior year, only to go back and get my ged, to be honest i did not think anyone would want to go with me,plus i was drinking and using drugs at that time of my life. i had to many problems at home to care one way or the...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    No Regrets Really

    I am not much into social gatherings. I don't talk to people much outside of EP. I am a quiet sort of person who keeps to herself most of the time out of school. Why would I regret going to prom? I can think of a few reason maybe. 1. Get to have some fun 2. Away...
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 6 Responses May 21, 2009

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    Stupid Rite

    I would've gone if I had a girl I cared for on my arm, but I didn't, and I don't regret that. I hate social convention, anyway, and also I hate most of the music my own generation likes. Oh, it would've been so bad! I'm glad I stayed home and played Puzzle Pirates instead!
    rowingineden rowingineden 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Not That Big Of A Deal

    Wasn't that big of a deal that I didn't go to prom, but still I loved the idea of going to all the school functions & dances that they had. I loved the idea of getting involved in almost all the school acitivites that my school had to offer. But I didn't have any close friends...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F Mar 14, 2013

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    I'D Be Lying If I Said It Didn'T Hurt.

    I lived in a small town where there were 47 people in my grade. It was a special prom dance only for the graduating class. The only person not asked was me. As a woman/girl its hard not to believe that there wasn't something wrong with me. Im so glad that high school is long over...
    crochet4fun crochet4fun 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    I Would Have Went, If I Had Someone to Go With.

    I graduated almost 20 years ago from HS, from a class of over 600 people.  You'd think in a class that large, I would have had one person- just one- ask me to go to the prom- junior, senior, or any of the underclass ones.  Perhaps even a homecoming dance but, none of...
    CagedKitty CagedKitty 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    I Really Did Want To Go And Tried So Hard...But I Just Couldn't Ask Her.

    I was was just too dang shy to ask anyone, even those around me that would hint and hint and hint that if someone would just ask they would say yes. Not only was I too shy at the time but I was always WAY too naive and couldn't take even the smallest hint at it. I never went...
    angelfiredragon angelfiredragon 36-40, M Aug 19, 2013

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    And It Was Voluntary

     I feel kind of saddened by some of the stories that I've read in this group. I hear about you folks who wanted to go to prom but couldn't. I actually feel a little ashamed of myself. I never went to prom. Why would I skip out on prom, you might ask? I get this question a...
    rustyguy rustyguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Instead of going to prom,

    I went on a date. definitely the better decision.
    KatIsCrazy KatIsCrazy 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 21

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    The Prom - a rite of passage missed . .

    The year was 1976.  It was my senior year in high school.  It would be the final year I would have a chance to attend the prom, and I had not been asked.  It was my own fault of course.  I had built an impregnable defense shield around myself repelling boys like two...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 7 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Never Had One

    I went to a Christian school that was affiliated with the Church of Christ.  The Church of Christ looks down on dancing.  I know it's stupid.  People danced in the Bible to praise God.  "You have turned my mourning into dancing."  David danced...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 9 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Well Prom hasn't come yet

    but I was thinking about it. I watched some prom proposals on YouTube and it kind of made me feel awful because I do have a boyfriend but it's long distance so I can't go to prom. That kind of sucks
    StoryOfMyLife1234 StoryOfMyLife1234 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Another School Dance?

    Well, if you have been to one school dance you have been to them all. Plus if I am going to be spending a large amount of money on a dress, nails, and hair I am going to do it for an event that I am actually going to remember; like my wedding. Prom, a waste of money to be...
    LilMissOptimistic LilMissOptimistic 18-21, F Jul 20, 2011

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    I Chose Not to Go-don't Feel Bad:)

    I didn't want to at the time. I could have gone. I was asked by guys. Two were friends who actually were apparently fighting a bit about it. They both liked me. They were really nice, but there wasn't any chemistry for me. I know about this because one of the guys told me later...
    heart15 heart15 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    I attended a small private school

    which never had prom. I have always wondered what it would have been like if I could have gone to prom. Now that I think back, prom may not have been much fun for me. I am shy & nervous around girls, and I do not like loud noises or big crowds. A few years ago, I found a...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Oct 5

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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 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    Alone

    I didnt go to prom because i was afraid of going alone. So i made friends with this girl just so i wouldnt be alone when i go to prom. we took pics together and she came over my house before prom and then after i told her she wasnt going to be my friend anymore and it kills me...
    staceycorbin staceycorbin 16-17, F Jul 23, 2012

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    Wish I Could Have ..

    But then I would want to be in a Prom Gown on a young man's arm. That would not have gone over well at all, back when I was in High School. So I didn't go at all. A friend of mine and I (yes a boy) did ask me to go out the following evening for dinner and a movie and I did...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses May 21, 2009

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    My Prom Way Back In 1978

    I have liked someone all through jr. high and high school back in Skokie, Illinois when it came time for my prom. I had asked if she would like to go with me when I was a senior and she was a junior. She said that I would have to wait for her to ask her parents, so I waited until...
    Davie50 Davie50 51-55, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Never saw the point. I knew I'd never hang out

    with these people willingly outside of school, and after graduation, so why would I go to a dance with them? Oh well. Guess I'm not traditional.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    I left school at age 16

    so never got to go to the school proms. Did want to and wear a beautiful dress. But didn't eventuate. Don't feel like I missed out on much. It's all drinking and acting stupid anyway
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Oct 16

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    It's Totally Pointless

    I am a Junior in high school, should be a senior (I was held back a year because I was homeschooled my entire life up until what would have been my actual Junior year). Prom is coming up. And I laugh at all the losers who think it is actually a big deal. I mean SERIOUSLY. At my...
    Aminathius Aminathius 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    I Had A Reason

    My highschool happened to be possibly the most sheltered and "stick up their ***" people I have ever met. I was always a sort of inner rebel since I was a kid, and it hasn't died down any since then. I like disagreeing with somethnig because their not allowing me to be who I want...
    queer4clockwork queer4clockwork 18-21 Jan 27, 2012

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    Vanity

    Why do schools shine their torches on vain students? They certainly created prom with them in mind, as the theme of all proms is vanity. My prom is due this July, but I'm not going. My classmates are placing it above studying towards a good future. Instead of locking themselves...
    reflectionsreflect reflectionsreflect 16-17, F 2 Responses May 29, 2011

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    Weird, Weird, Weird

    I never went to prom because for some unknown reason, I have always had a strong fear of dancing in public. But for prom, I decided I was going to go anyway so I got dressed up, drove to the gymnasium, and then decided there was no way I could go inside. So I never went in the...
    deadant7 deadant7 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    I went to the beach with my friends instead.

    I had just got my car and got really wasted 😂
    ShotOfWhisky ShotOfWhisky 18-21, F Mar 28

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    This will be my first year going :) Since my

    group of friends decided to be date-free we are all doing country style theme for our dresses, and wearing cowgirl/cowboy boots! This will be a year to remember!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Dec 7

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    Didn't have the money,

    so I didn't go. I don't regret not going or any of the other senior events.
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 1 Response Jan 2

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    Didn't Go, No Regrets

    I never went to either of my proms (junior or senior year). I had no interest in it. A big reason, though I never admitted it to any of my friends, was that I didn't have a date. I didn't want it to be like every other dance, me running around alone watching all of my friends in...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Not Yet, And Probably Not Ever

    This might change, but the future looks bleak. I am in my last year of high school, and i have never been to a dance. So what (even though I have a principals pass, to get into any school activity for free)? I am ok, I will survive either way. As I read in a book lately, "a...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    I Never Went To Prom

    I never went to any of my proms. I remember asking a girl to my senior prom, whom I worked with. She went to a different highschool then me. She said yes, and Like the naive person that I was in my young age, I called her on that special night, and was never able to reach her. I...
    csi70 csi70 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    I Was Upset

    I know the it's silly, but never going to Prom really upset me. Probably the hardest part was that all of my friends went for 3 years and I didn't even get to go once. I just wanted to wear a pretty dress and have fun with a friend at Prom just once. It made me feel like nobody...
    tearsfalldown tearsfalldown 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    Not A Huge Loss

    I didn't go to Junior Prom because I was in the hospital. I did not go to Senior Prom because I graduated early and didn't have a senior year. I would have been more interested in the after-parties anyhow.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2012

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    And I Don't Care

    I was new at my school when it came time for prom. I didn't have a boyfriend and no one asked me. I didn't want to go anyway and I have no regrets!
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F Feb 25, 2012

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    Not in prom stuff let.

    I'm still young still. I'm not even in year 10 let.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F Dec 23, 2013

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    It's not a big deal and I don't know

    why people make it out to be. Most of them don't even put that much effort into graduating so you tell me which is more important.