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I Never Went to Prom

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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 1 Response 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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    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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    Not I.

    Growing up i never got to finish school. My mother took me out and home schooled me. So i never got to experience the whole hell of high school. So of course i didn't get to experience going to prom with a high school sweetheart or a friend. I always hear from others that it's...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F Mar 21, 2012

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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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    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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    The Only One In My Family Not To Do So.. :d

    and damn proud of it too! prom is lame anyway. :P I'd rather dance like a fool in the comfort of my own home. I was in school too much as it is, why would I want to go to school after hours? I had a life in high school. I have a life now. ^.^
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    I went to high school in Australia.

    We had Formals, not Proms. So I never went to Prom.
    whateva88 whateva88 22-25, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Its Time Again!

    My biggest regret in life. I never went to my junior/senior prom or even my last year of High school. Now when I see my little sister, and cousins going, or see people in restaurants or stores in prom dresses i can't help but feel a little jealous. I think it would be romantic to...
    Annabella114 Annabella114 18-21, F Apr 6, 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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    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 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 went to the beach with my friends instead.

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

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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 1 Response Oct 27, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    boundlessZERO boundlessZERO 26-30, M May 4, 2012

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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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    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 51-55, F 7 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Too Scared

    i did not want to go to my prom cause i was scared nobody was gone ask me but it was ok after because i went with a bunch of girls that did not have dates thank god i was relieve.
    janetrose janetrose 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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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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    And I Don't Regret It

    My senior year was awful. I didn't have many friends left plus prom would have been such a hassle for me.  I would have to find the right dress and put on all this makeup because of my scars. I would have felt so uncomfortable. I don't like dancing and the menu wasn't too...
    reset reset 18-21, F Aug 3, 2010

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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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    "i Never Went Toprom

    IN HIGHT SCHOOLIT was tough years i was dealing with massive anxiety and ocd without knowingwhat itwas i grew up my father telling me i was ugly so i natualy believed him i was out of high school by 3rd year never thought of asking a girl to a prom felt for iue she would say no...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M May 3, 2012

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    "i Never Went Toprom

    IN HIGHT SCHOOLIT was tough years i was dealing with massive anxiety and ocd without knowingwhat itwas i grew up my father telling me i was ugly so i natualy believed him i was out of high school by 3rd year never thought of asking a girl to a prom felt for iue she would say no...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M May 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just Passed Me By...

    Well... there's really not a whole lot to tell. I couldn't get a date. And so I didn't go. I wasn't really willing to settle with going with friends or going with a girl as a friend, no, I wanted a date. And now it's gone and I do feel as though I missed something. But what can...
    Sangblade Sangblade 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    Cheated Really . . . .

    I had no interest in doing 'cool' things in HS, but this girl talked me into going to Prom though hints.I was amazed that she wanted to go out with me. I was skinny and shy. So I got the hint and asked her if she wanted to go with me to the Prom.Naturally she said "yes".I was...
    Sean805 Sean805 41-45, M Jun 17, 2012

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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'm Not Upset Though.

    Some people might be down right devastated. Not me. I don't really even care. I was doing stuff at 18 that most will never even see. And I hope that they never have to. I was taking care of my mother and father. My mother had her first surgery around this time. My father was...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F Jun 6, 2012

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    Well prom is next month.

    .. I had a date for 42hrs... Yup.. Well not anymore... I've been let down 3x... I just feel so good about myself! 👿💥🔫 ******* sucks :( I wish I was pretty
    monsterfan21 monsterfan21 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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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    Didn't Go To Prom Lol

    I simply did not go to prom because I do not like to dance and I was currently dealing with a lot of drama with my now ex boyfriend. Prom was not too big of a deal in my HS. This is also something I do not regret at all. Oh yea and I remember my family was having a hard time...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne 22-25, F Feb 3, 2012

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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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    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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    Whats The Point

    In my school we had a jr. and sr. prom I never went to either. I had things I would do, But to be fair I never went to any school functions they just never interested me.
    agguy56 agguy56 56-60 2 Responses Jun 24, 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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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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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    Didn't have a prom when I went to school.

    Kinda glad in a way. I would have been so jealous of those girls in their pretty dresses.
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M Jan 31

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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, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    When I graduated primary school we had a prom at the end of the year. I lived with my single f to m mother so he did not help me and knew nothing of how to dress I decided to wear...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I never liked the prospect of a prom, anyway, so no loss for me, there, and I probably wouldn't have physically attended my graduation if I ever graduated, but I actually dropped...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M Apr 5

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    THE END OF SKOOL LIFE! Well what can I say? My prom was almost 5 years ago in June on one sunny summer's day. Thinking back now brought back so many memories and its all flooding...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I didn't go to junior prom. It wasn't in my budget, neither was senior year but I knew if I had to choose between the two then it should be senior year. I went to prom by myself...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 9

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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...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F Apr 9