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What was your prom like?

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My senior prom is coming up but honestly I just don't care enough to go. Everyone has been telling me regurgitated versions of "you'll regret it for the rest of your life" and "it's a once in a lifetime opportunity" ... but honestly does it matter? And on the other hand what if it's really as good as everyone says it is?

 

So what were your prom experiences like? If you did/didn't go do you regret your decision?

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I didn’t go to my prom. The regret hasn’t hit me. I don’t think it matters if you really don’t want to go. There always seems to be like a lot of pressure to go and have a good time. Which can be stressful :alpacabored:

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I was forced to go to mine. To be honest, I had fun but it isn't anything special -- especially if your school has other dances.

My high school had prom which you had to be a senior or a senior's date to attend, and it also had a formal "fall ball" every year and every grade was allowed to attend. We also had numerous basic dances and what the school stupidly called a "rave" every year.

Everything was the same other than the attire. And prom had food, but it wasn't any good.

I'm sure there may have been some schools that had fancy proms, but mine was pretty basic. Definitely not something you'll regret missing and definitely not something to consider a "once in a lifetime opportunity" cause honestly... it's probably the least important life milestone you'll ever have.

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Prom sucks and I had no friends or dates anyways. Tickets were ungodly expensive. 

Enjoy your youth though while you still have it

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Prom for me was really fun, the dj played a ton of classics from our childhood like all star and gangnam style lol. It was also really nice to dress up all glamorous with everyone. I didn’t have a date but I danced with a guy and I was over the moon for the next few days. My girlfriend is a year younger than me so I get to go to prom again and I’m looking forward to it (I’m 18 and graduated in June, she’s in grade 12)

My twin sister was really against going to prom and even threw a fit over it but she ended up having a really good time there too

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i went to prom with my bf, and i really liked it 

everyone got to look beautiful that night, and seeing your friends/s.o dressed up so nicely is bomb af

there was a dancefloor and everyone danced

ofc the people who spent months prepping for prom took selfies then sat at the tables, like what a waste..?

maybe i'm too emotional, but having a last dance with all the people in your grade before you graduate and go your separate ways made me sad but also made it more memorable/special

but it really boils down to what your school has set up for your prom, who you're going with, etc

sorry for a late reply

 

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Didn't go to prom, prom in Canada is like a lamer version of the states and not as big of a deal as it is there,plus most of the kids that bought tickets were the douchey kids. 

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I think prom will be memorable if you have a lot of friends to go with. Don't even worry about a date. 

Prom wasn't so memorable for me because I was bullied a lot in highschool.  But it was important to me back then because I thought it was my one chance to make a lasting positive memory of high school.

Going to prom didn't change anything for me. If you have a lot of friends it may be a nice memory tho. It's completely up to you. 

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Prom wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable for me in the slightest. My mother really wanted me to go because she thought it would be a good memory, and plus I guess she just wanted to see her only daughter in a prom dress, so I let her have the satisfaction. We got a dress for cheap from a consignment store, and for the night I just put on some makeup, and my mother helped me style my hair. So I didn't have to invest much in it, nor did I really want to.

I didn't have a lot of friends in high school because of my social anxiety, which is worse in classroom/school environments. I wasn't bullied or anything, and I did know quite a good amount of people, being in the advanced classes and known for my art and having a very alternative appearance (facial piercings, eccentric fashion, and pink hair). It was a lot of exchanging "wow you look beautiful"s with people, smiling big, sitting at the table, taking pictures with my "date" who was my best friend from another school, and being awkward on the dance floor but not enjoying it 100% because I'm not a dancer. Just trying to make the best of an event I wasn't actually interested in the slightest. Of course, I didn't bother going to any after parties either. But it was nice to see everyone so beautiful, having fun (because yeah, many people do treat it as a big deal and have invested so much and have been waiting eagerly for this night), and just to be able to say you went.

I honestly moreso just enjoyed spending time with my friend/"date" and preparing my "promposal" for her than I did being at prom itself. Lol

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I say, if you have a group of friends in school you are close to, it will be much more fun and memorable and worth it. But all in all to me it was just another formal event/party with a dancefloor and food and photo taking. If you do decide to go then don't worry too much about going all out and spending $800 on a dress and pair of shoes and a hairstylist and all that. Since you're on the fence already, you can't be sure it will be worth the investment.

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I don't know if this counts since I didn't go to high school in America, but my prom was pretty nice - the half that I remember.  I got black out drunk the first half, but sobered up for the other half and enjoyed all the dances.  I would say give it a try, it might end up being fun (just don't do what I did lol)

Also disclaimer, I didn't have that many friends in this high school as I was a transfer, but that didn't detract from the enjoyment.  Somehow everyone was there to have a good time.

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I went to prom both junior and senior year and honestly it was better senior year. I went with my then bf at the time and my hs best friend and it was fun to dress up, get your make up down, etc.

I think for me personally, I'm glad I went just to go.... I'm a bit jealous of the y o u n g er generation being able to buy more cute affordable dresses/clothes in the era of online boutiques and amazon, where as for me I had to pay an arm and a leg at some stupid mall store that had prom dresses for $100+

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I didn't go to mine and never regretted it. 

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Stupid. 

It was Casino night even though the theme Fire and Ice won, but the rich kids of the school basically picked what they wanted. It was boring as hell because none of us except one kid who was 21 could gamble so we didn't even have any legit games. Only good thing about it was that I found a beautiful dress (still have it) and the food. Also the music wasn't too bad but damn. it was hella stupid. 

I would have been happy having stayed home and watched movies with my mom lawl. 

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My friends and I sat at a table together and played cards all night. The our after prom was at the bowling alley and then we went to my friend's house to was FF7 Advent Children. It was great fun!

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I was never interested in going to prom, I didn't go my junior year and only went my senior year cause friends kept pressuring me and so did some teachers. I went with my friend since her boyfriend was too old to go and wasn't allowed. We went but we didn't dance or anything, just kinda stood around and took like 1 photo and I got mean mugged by a girl who just didn't like me for some reason, never spoke to her for more that a second and that was to ask "when is class over?" And that's it and it was only once but she couldn't STAND me. After that we stood around a bit longer chatting and when we got ready to leave we took the flowers they had laid out for the tables and left. Once we got outside we went walking around down town, sat down for a while chatted then we were like "alright let's go home now" so I called my mom and we waited for her around a subway. Some semi drunk guy came up to us and started flirting with me, sat down and started rubbing my leg and lifted my leg up. I was a wuss and kept quite while my friend just egged him on more. He told me to twirl for him and I did (I was a little bitch and didn't wanna upset anyone) then proceeded to compliment my body and say I need to wear more tight clothes. I was so embarrassed, ashamed and felt gross afterwards. My friend didn't help and instead encouraged the nonsense happening. I never had to see him again and I never heard from him after, he did ask for my number but my friend accidentally did something right by telling him I was 17 which made him quickly back off, but the damage was done and I was throughly creeped out. 

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