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I Never Went to Prom

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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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    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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    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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    My girlfriend didn't want to go to prom

    so I didn't go. Not much of a story. Didn't bother me that I didn't go. I did go to the winter formal my junior year though.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M May 6

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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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    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 5 Responses Jun 17

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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 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...
    insight00 insight00 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    I went to 3 different high schools,

    so by the time I went to my last high school my senior year, I was tired of making and loosing friends. Maybe I'm too emotional or not willing to just have fun, but didn't feel like going to the prom. Once I got to college, I more than made up for high school days! ;)
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm glad I never went to my prom.

    my friends that did go told me that the ceremony was very crowded and that there was hardly any drinks or appetizers to eat. also everybody was sweating really bad.
    peppit peppit 36-40, M 1 Response May 6

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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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    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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    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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    You need friends for that,

    and I didn't have any.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response May 7

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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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    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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    Class of '11. "Eleven?

    " Really?what the hell kind of number is that? I graduated from an all-Native high school called Children of The Earth in the year 2011. It took me an extra year to finish from previous years of slacking and it so happened that I switched high schools to be with my people. My...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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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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    There was no such thing

    as a prom when I went to school.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 26-30, F Feb 16

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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'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 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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    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 just don't like dancing

    and there's no one to go go with. I can only dance when I'm drunk.
    deathsdestruction deathsdestruction 18-21, M Oct 21, 2014

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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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    I never cared about going to prom.

    I didn't really want to. But when I was 17 in my senior year, A girl that I knew for a year (lets just call her S) wanted me to go to prom with her. SO, she asked me to go to prom with her. I said "Yeah, I'll go to prom with you." Then she hugged me and said "Thank you." When...
    favi4et favi4et 18-21, M Mar 14

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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'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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    there are no proms in my country

    but I wish there were
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F May 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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    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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    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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    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 haven't really had the chance to go to prom

    yet, but I'm sure I will never get the chance to go. Prom seems to be a popular event at my school. I can't "wait" until I see all my friends get asked and I don't. The most painful part will be having to sit there, poker-faced while they obsess over each others dresses or...
    Yoda42 Yoda42 13-15, F Feb 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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    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 stayed home and watched a horror film

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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