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    I've brought the dress but I'm not into anyone at school and will be going alone. I haven't got any friends to go with as she moved away and although I was looking forward to this earlier, I'm not sure it's worth the fuss.

    What's your advice? Is there anyone who went / didn't go to prom and regretted it?
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    Prom is a long way away and by then you should have made a few friends to go with. Find some kindred souls to go with, then you both will be with somebody. Going it alone does not seem too bad either. If ya feel concerned talk to a teacher or somebody you can trust.
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    (Original post by JustOneQuestion.)
    I've brought the dress but I'm not into anyone at school and will be going alone. I haven't got any friends to go with as she moved away and although I was looking forward to this earlier, I'm not sure it's worth the fuss.

    What's your advice? Is there anyone who went / didn't go to prom and regretted it?
    I'd say go if you've bought the dress (especially if it's quite expensive) and you can't return it then go. Prom isn't as special as people make it out to be, I'll be honest. I found the run up and getting ready better than the actual night, which I actually got bored of towards the end. It's definitely more fun if you have friends too.
    If you really don't have any friends, and there's nobody you can sit with, then I wouldn't go, as you'd just be sat alone all night.
    Alternatively, you could still go to say goodbye to teachers? You don't have to go full out with everything (just do your hair and make-up yourself) so you wouldn't be making a fuss.
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    Boycotted it as I didn't have a gf and it all seemed terribly 'in' set and irrelevant and I was moody back then. No regrets in hindsight. But as you've got the dress it's probably worth a try. Socialise with the other people who are without partners and looking for some fun and it will probably be worth the effort.
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    I didn't have a boyfriend when I had mine, nearly a year and a half ago now and the friends I went in a vehicle with weren't anything special to me. It's not that special. It's just geared for a bit of a laugh. It's the last time to have fun with your ex teachers and apart from that there's nothing else to it. Even if you're going to a fancy place with nice food don't expect a decent portion of it. Prom would have been organised on a budget. I have friends who skipped out on it altogether and they didn't really miss much.
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    I can’t be bothered but am going to go just to wear a dress
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    I thought my prom was gonna suck. I went to an all girls school and my friendship group was a bit shite at the time but a part of me felt like I would regret it if I didn’t. Also I was really depressed at the time so I felt like It would be a good thing to force myself to be social and attempt to have fun. Honestly the whole way there I didn’t want to go but after a while it really just became about remembering what I had achieved at my school for the time I had been there rather than celebrating friendships and stuff I had made. I mean, all the people in my classes were having a good time and tbh everyone kind of became one big group dancing and talking- it didn’t really matter how well you knew them or spoke day to day, you just KNEW them. I think my Prom overall was terribly organised but in the end I think it was okay. It’s something that I can say I went to and actually had a decent time; it literally just acts as another memory. Better to go and maybe having a good time than not going and regretting not knowing was it was like. I mean I think you should go, unless of course you hate your school with a fiery passion.
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    I thought it was really overrated and overhyped at my school and I was surrounded by friends but then I would have felt like I missed out if I didn’t go personally
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    I had the opportunity to go to three proms (one at the end of year 11, 12, and 13) and only went to the one at the end of year 11. I went with a bunch of my friends and was mostly just me hanging around and dancing with them but it wasn't my kinda scene. As the night grew on I just wanted to go home and eat buffet food, had an okay time but it wasn't amazing. I didn't go to the other proms mainly cause i knew based off the first time i wouldn't immensely enjoy it and i wouldn't be able to justify the price of everything to myself. If you're worried about being alone, i wouldn't stress about it as everyone there was just having a fun time and not caring so it felt welcoming. Id say if its your kinda scene to go out dancing and hanging around go for it and don't feel like you shouldn't go cause you'll be lonely. On the other hand don't feel like you'll be missing out on something great if you don't go, its nothing mind blowing. I don't have any regrets about missing my a level proms and am thankful i didn't go
 
 
 
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