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I Never Went to Prom

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    I'm going to prom tomorrow with a girl,

    before senior year, and I'm gay. Whoopie!
    imagayguyok imagayguyok 18-21, M May 7

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    I never went to my school "prom"

    because my gf at the time wasn't allowed to go because she went to a different school!! Also I was on the prom organisation team and they held a meeting in order to vote me out because I was the only person on the team not in their little kliq!!
    Thecultofpersonality Thecultofpersonality 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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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 don't like places/events.

    I mowed the lawn that night. After hearing some horror stories, I didn't miss anything.
    tightjeansjon tightjeansjon 36-40, M Aug 8

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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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    there are no proms in my country

    but I wish there were
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F May 8

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    Everyone was making a big deal of me not going

    to prom in my senior year. They were saying how I would regret it. Never did and I don't now. The tickets were rather expensive and I didn't feel like going shopping for a dress and spending a ton of money to get my hair and makeup done for 1 night. I never went to any dances...
    Allcatsareawesome Allcatsareawesome 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Mainly because I had no one to go with,

    I don't like parties that much, everyone I hate would be there, too much work, too tired, I don't dance, and I don't want to wear a dress or heels.
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    it's called yr 12 formal in Australia.

    i went to school in a beach to so half the year went down and we through a massive dance party on the beach djs lighting the works. good times
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M May 7

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    i stayed home and watched a horror film

    marathon. it was super sweet. <3
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 7

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    I missed my senior prom,

    not because I didn't have a date but because I was working. I was a bass player in a band and was working the Holiday Inn curcuit. I regret missing the prom but at least I was making money.
    MyBellaHeart MyBellaHeart 46-50, F May 7

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    Want to know why most people ask me the same

    dang thing why I didn't go to the high school prom simple prom was boring and not exciting for me to enjoy instead of going to the high school prom I went to see a minor league baseball game the team I went to see was the Joliet Jackhammers game in fact I enjoyed seeing a...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M Jun 17

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    Instead of going to prom,

    I went on a date. definitely the better decision.
    KatIsCrazy KatIsCrazy 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    I worked during prom night.

    I had nobody to go with, and I didn't want to spend a fortune on nice enough clothes. I don't regret not going as I'm a natural loner and I will NOT dance unless I'm too drunk to dance anyway. Hehehe
    bigmitch0800 bigmitch0800 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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    Jaded memory #68: Everyone says this is an

    experience that every teen must have, I on the other hand already knew I would never be asked to go nor enjoy it. My mom acted very disappointed in me and somewhat begged that I at least ask somebody to take me which I thought sounded kind of "desperate"...so I spent my prom in...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Well, I still have one more chance to go to

    prom, but I know that I'll have no one to go with. And I know that I don't know anyone attending, and I'd just start hyperventilating if anyone tries to make a conversation with me. :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    I moved in high school.

    Girls and guys didn't acknowledge my existence in the new school. I madd or two friends subsequent to the move. Girls didn't acknowledge me though. So no prom for me. It was bittersweet. Girls made my life harder than it had to be my making my self-esteem diminish to almost...
    ruserious23 ruserious23 26-30, M 2 Responses May 7

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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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    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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    It's not that I didn't WANT to go.

    I just didn't want to go alone. I wasn't a "ladies man" back in high school, and I was really a loner at heart. I had just broke up with my (then) ex I think a month before the prom, so I was riding solo dolo. On top of that, I really didn't have the money to go anyway. So I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 7

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    friends said We will all go in a group All

    ended having dates but me so stayed home 😒
    Br7781 Br7781 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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 am a senior about to graduate in two weeks

    from high school. Prom is also coming up, but I am not going. Why? Many reasons; the main reason is because of my boyfriend. I don't know if he is coming up for even my graduation party. We extended the deadline to RSVP only for him; everyone else has a date that is sooner...
    sunatdawn214 sunatdawn214 18-21, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I don't mind parties to be honest,

    nor do I really mind loud places. But when it comes to being around a huge crowd for hours, I get a tad bit nervous/anxious and usually try to go somewhere more open and reserved. Plus, in my opinion, re general idea of prom just bores me. I never really cared for anyone in my...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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, 2014

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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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    I did not attend prom.

    Between the years of 14 to 17 I was physically locked inside my house and not allowed to venture out, save for school which I was chaperoned to and from. It was my personal hell and probably sent me backwards in my personal development. I finally left when I was 17, it was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't like loud places

    or attending parties.
    tightjeansjon tightjeansjon 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    none of my friends went

    and i was never asked out by anyone and i knew i wasnt going to be so i told my mom i didnt want to go. plus a good bit of the people that went were "popular, im better than everyone else" type people. i just figured it wasnt worth the hundreds of dollars my mom wouldve spent on...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F Aug 7

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    I was asked out by some guy

    but i was afraid of boys back then and I told him "no" and I just told everyone I was sick. I here it sucked anyway, I dont regret it.
    Jenny2nb Jenny2nb 26-30, F May 7

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    I wish I didn't go to prom.

    It was a waste of time and money.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 6

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    most of my friends didn't go

    and I didn't ask anyone to go with me because I would have wanted to go with a guy.
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Well, I'd might as well have not gone.

    A group of four of my friends begged me to go in a group with them, so I went, just to dress up and have a good time. I don't really like loud places or big events, but hey, senior prom only happens once, right? I didn't have a date or anything, but I was still hoping to have a...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm kind of glad i didn't.

    I mean, it would have been fun maybe. It could have been at least something to remember in high school. But i don't lament on not going. I did go to grad night and that was alright. I'm glad I went. But like, eh. I don't like parties, i don't like crowds of people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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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 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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    I finished all my classes first semester,

    so did not attend the final semester of high school. I didn't have a girl friend, and my connection to the school was weak, I just didn't see the point.
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M Jun 22

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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, 2014

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    I hated high school and thought it was the

    worst 5 years of my life. I had no real friends there, everyone ignored me and when they did notice me they treated me like crap. I didn't want to celebrate five years of misery with people I really didn't care for.
    Darkstar101 Darkstar101 16-17, M Aug 9

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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 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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    Don't regret it at all.

    Sounds like the ultimate gathering of tools and idiots to me.
    herewegothen herewegothen 18-21, M 3 Responses May 7

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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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    My prom was last night.

    I didn't go. But I say **** prom. Do you agree?
    Isaacal1996 Isaacal1996 18-21, M Jun 7, 2014

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