No Prom Date? No Problem—Here's Why

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that many of us are starting to think ahead towards prom season.

Even if there are still months left to go before then, it feels like it's never too early to start thinking about finding a dress or, perhaps even more stressfully, finding a date. While some people may feel confident knowing that their significant other will no doubt be their date and find a cute way to "prompose," others of us have no idea if we'll even have a date at all. Here's the thing, though—it's no big deal to not have a prom date! There's no reason you have to have a date to go to the prom, and in fact, it can even be more fun without one. Here are a few reasons why:

1. You Get to Go With Friends

Going with a date doesn't mean you're going alone! Going with your friends means less drama, less planning, less worrying and more fun—and that's what the prom is all about anyway right? Get your group together and see who would be down to split a limo or party bus (whatever your squad style may be), as this allows you to still go with others whether they or you have dates or not.

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2. You Don't Have to Worry About Matching Someone Else

Your outfit is everything at prom, and the beauty of not having a date is that you don't need to stress about them finding a matching tux, dress, jumpsuit or whatever else to go with yours. It also means not having to wear a terribly hideous corsage that they get you (side note, your parents can also give you a corsage—no one ever said it had to come from a date!).

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3. No Awkward Encounters With Parents

Speaking of parents, they (and you) can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that there's no need for an awkward "have them home by midnight" talk or pre-prom interview session about their intentions. Instead, you can all feel confident knowing you're going with a good crew of friends! Try scheduling a sleepover with some of those friends afterward, too, so that you can have time to recap all the night's best moments with each other and make your parents feel better knowing exactly where you'll be and with people you both trust.


4. You Can Focus on Just Making Memories With People Who Count

In reality, most couples who go to prom together don't make it through high school—let alone post-graduation. So, by not having a date, you don't need to worry about ever having your memories (and all-important photos) of the night marred by someone you eventually break up with. Instead, you can create lasting memories with the people who actually have an impact on your life: Your friends.

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But really, these four reasons are just the tip of the iceberg on why it's no big deal to not have a prom date. Fly solo with confidence and make the most of the night while you have it. You certainly won't regret that as much as you might regret your potential date's outfit choice, after all.

And with all of this said, you might still be wondering what all the fuss is about prom, to begin with. Well, we can help. Click HERE to explore some of the main lies people tell you about the prom and learn more about what to really expect.