7 Reasons Why It's Okay (if Not Better) to Go to Prom Stag

Don't mean to freak you out, but, prom is right around the corner.

If you're panicked and scrambling to find a date, hold on just a minute—you might want to consider going alone.

Yep, that's right. Scroll below to see just seven reasons why going stag could be the best thing to happen to you.

1. The Night Will Truly Be All About You

If you choose not to go with a date, you're free to plan exactly how your night will run.

You get to choose what time you'll be ready, where you want to eat and your dress choice will be up to you and only you because you won't have to coordinate colors with a date. Score. ????

Girl throwing up peace sign in a prom dress

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2. You Might End Up Saving Money

Going to prom is expensive, there's no denying that. While you'll still have to spend money on things like your ticket, and maybe a new dress, it's very likely you'll save money if you end up going stag.

When I went to prom alone my junior year, I spent significantly less on my whole "getting ready" process. Because I was going just for me, I didn't overdo it when it came to getting my hair and makeup done or buying a slew of new accessories. I knew that prom night was just one night and I didn't overhype it. My wallet and I benefited from this frame of mind.


3. You Don't Have to Spend Hours Taking Couple Photos

This is perhaps one of the greatest advantages of going to prom solo. Why waste hours at home trying to perfect the horrid couple prom pose when you could skip that whole process and head straight to the dance to have fun?

Blonde girl in a prom dress standing in front of flowers

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4. You Can Dance With Whomever You Want

Having no date means you're not tied down to anyone. You want to dance with more than one person that night? Go ahead, you're totally allowed! Just make sure you don't go stealing someone else's date. ????


5. Or, You Don't Have to Dance At All

Don't like to dance? Then going solo is a dream! You're not pressured by anyone to get out on the dance floor, so you can spend the night mingling and catching up with friends.


6. You Can Meet Up With Your Friends Who Also Go Stag

Let's be real, if you do decide to go alone, you're not going to be the only person without a date. You can plan ahead to meet up with the girls in your group who are also going solo and make a girl's night out of it. What could be better?

Three girls posing for a picture at prom

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7. You Can Raid the Food Table and No One Will Judge You

No. 1 reason going to prom solo is amazing? You can spend your whole night munching on the goodies at the buffet table and not one single person can judge you. ????


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