9 Tips For Girls Who Don’t Have A Prom…

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You might know the feeling already – everyone around you is getting psyched up for prom and you’re stressing about not having a date. Fear not. It’s not unusual to attend prom alone. We get it, though. You feel like you’re the only solo prom goer at school and you think it’s going to suck when all the couples head out onto the dance floor. But, if you understand what’s in store and realise there’s so much you can still do and enjoy, you can have the very best prom experience.

Here are a few ways to prepare but know this: you will survive!

Take Plenty of Selfies

When you look back at your prom pictures 10 years from now, you’re really not going to care about some random date you may not have spoken to since prom. You’ll want to see how stunning you looked in your dress. Speaking of which, you can choose from a selection of cheap red prom dresses in short and long style.

Bust Out Your Best Comedy

Go on, make jokes all night long. Push in between your friends that do have dates and be the third wheel – embrace it. They’ll be fine with it.

Have a Jam

Or, an anthem. Something that will get you on the dance floor and dancing like no one’s watching.

Realise You Don’t Have to Do Any Slow Dances

Let’s face it, most people with dates aren’t even in relationships on prom night, and the slow dances make the top of the list when it comes to awkward moments. Good news – you don’t have to do any of it!

Use Slow Songs to Head to the Bathroom and Freshen Up

Ditch the slow songs and head to the bathroom to primp yourself so you look picture-perfect all night long.

It’s About Your Buddies

Prom isn’t about some random one-night date who isn’t your boyfriend. Your friends are far more likely to want to hang out with you on the night, since it’s the perfect occasion to get all glammed up and celebrate with your crew. Realise that it’s more about your friends and you’re sure to have a great time.

The Guys Are Probably Not Your Type, Anyway

You’re a mature young lady, so the guy of your dreams is probably already in college and you just haven’t met him yet.

It’s Only a Few Hours of Your Life

If it’s really bothering you, realise that it’s only really a couple of hours of your life.

Prom Isn’t Going to be the Only Big Night of Your Life

You really do have tons to look forward to. Prom has high stakes, but it’s so unnecessary. Sure, it’s a fun chance to get dressed up and celebrate, but you’ll have tons of weddings, jobs, college and even babies ahead of you. Sure, it’s scary to think about all of that right now, but things do get better. Just think about it – do you really want your life to be all downhill from here? Doubt it!*DISCLAIMER: *This article is published in partnership of Mediabuzzer. It might have some affiliate links.*

So, head out on the dance floor and have the time of your life!

Did you’ve a prom? Share your experience.


Much Love!



  1. March 8, 2018 / 12:52 am

    I’m afraid I missed out on going to a prom. Maybe it’s for the best?
    I’m terrible at anything EXCEPT slow dances.
    It would have been fun (and maybe my best comedy) wearing the dress if I could have afforded it. I never got one.
    The dresses at PromDressShop look pretty. I would have loved having selfies in one of those dresses..

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 7:42 am

      I didn’t do prom either. Yeah maybe its for the best.
      Hahaha….I think most of us are.
      Yeah it would have been fun indeed and yes you could have afforded it and more.
      Same here and couldn’t agree more. Thank you very much.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:06 am

      Couldn’t agree more Daisy!
      Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  2. March 8, 2018 / 9:06 am

    Hi Missy. I love the tone and energy of this piece! I never had a date for prom, but I tell you what I did have: a big group of badass friends and we had a fantastic time! It’s so true what you said about it only being a few hours of life. I never had a prom date and never had a boyfriend, but guess who’s happily boo’d up now?


    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Good to hear that Madeline. Now that sounds even better! Hahaha….you sure is boo’d up sis.
      Thanks for sharing.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks Gemma and same to you.

  3. March 8, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I think my computer ate my comment 🙁

    Anyway, these are nice dresses and good points too – prom is all about having fun with your friends, that’s what you will look back on, rather than who your date was (in my experience anyway, haha!)

    Hope you are having a good week so far 🙂 I’ve lost my voice so not the best week for me, haha! I’m trying to rest up.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Aw sorry!
      They are indeed and couldn’t agree more about that. Ha!
      My day has been okay by the grace of God. Thank you… Aw sorry about your voice and yes please take all the rest you need.
      Thanks much for taking the time to visit. 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      Not all of us made it to prom I suppose but, its still okay. Thanks much Andreea.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Jessica. Thank you!

  4. Jodie
    March 8, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    Totally great points, Missy!! I love how groups of girls now go to the prom together…I wished I had thought of that back when I was that age!!

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks much Jodie! Oh yeah girl power is much better. Ha!!

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Courtney. Aw but, that’s not a reason not to go in my humble opinion. I hope you change your mind.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you Benita and couldn’t agree more.

  5. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    March 8, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Prom was just okay. I would’ve been fine just staying home. I did love my dress though. It was coral. That’s when I learned I looked good in that colour!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Oh good to hear that Jennifer that you had a good prom. Thank you for sharing with me.

  6. Anika May
    March 8, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Great tips! Love the idea of taking selfies, always good to capture the fun moments!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you Anika! It is indeed.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It is indeed Maryam! Thank you for visiting.

  7. Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    March 8, 2018 / 7:27 pm

    These are all great prom tips and so true!! Prom seems so long ago, but I know it’ll be here before I know it for my daughter! I just love the back of that red dress.


    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      Good to hear that Carrie. I’m sure she will slay at her prom seeing how stylish her mother is. I love it too.
      Thanks much Carrie.

  8. March 8, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    “Prom is not the only big night in your life” . . I love that. All the dresses are beautiful

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      It isn’t indeed! They sure are and thanks much.

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      Good to hear that Filipa. Is okay, everyone have their own preference. Thank you! 🙂

  9. March 8, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    I went to the prom on my own as a lot of other girls and boys and we all had so much fun!!! Love your tips and those dresses are a dream come true! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

    • Missy May
      March 8, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Good to hear that and thank you for sharing. They are indeed!

  10. March 8, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Great tips and fun dresses! Love the red. I wore black. I didn’t go to the prom but I did go out that night and I had a date and met up with friends who went and rode in a limo so it was all good!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      Sounds like you had a great time to me Allie. Good to hear that and thanks for sharing your experience. Appreciated! 🙂

  11. March 9, 2018 / 3:55 am

    You can never go wrong with selfies. I love the tips sis. And the last red dress is gorgeous.

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      Couldn’t agree more sis. Thank you! It’s hot! Ha!

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you for visiting. Appreciated!

  12. busyandfab
    March 9, 2018 / 11:48 am

    This is a clever post! If I would have known something like this on my prom night, I wouldn’t be so sad not having a date (yes, I didn’t have but I still went :)). So true, it’s about you and your friends not really about the guys. I love the first red frock, so beautiful! Have a fun weekend dear!


    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      Glad to hear that you went despite not having a date. Indeed it isn’t about the guys!! Awesome and good to hear that.
      Thanks much for sharing your experience with me. Will do and have a great weekend too beautiful.

  13. March 9, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    In my time there was no such event. But I love these dresses are so glamorous !!! And the red omg !!!


    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      Hi Marisa,
      Aw but, I’m sure you celebrated your graduation in style though. They are indeed and couldn’t agree more.
      Thanks much for sharing.

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      That makes the two of us Nina. Thank you and have a great day too.

  14. March 9, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Hi Missy!
    In italy we don’t have the prom tradition in high school. It’s a shame because we would have really loved to live this kind of experience, obviously live it in the way you suggest, with no stress.
    We think about it as an opportunity to have fun with friends, with o without a date, it doesn’t matter! 🙂
    Agnese & Elisa

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 7:00 pm

      Aw such a shame but, I’m sure the mere thought of graduation is a celebration in its self.
      Good to hear that and thanks for sharing with me. I love knowing about other countries traditions. 🙂
      Hugs!! Have a lovely weekend beauties! 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Oh good to hear that Emily/ Thank you! 🙂

  15. March 9, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    I never had prom events in my highschool but I would of love it !
    I love the occassions when you can wear beautiful dresses like the one you posted.
    Thoses are such great tips tho !

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      You’re not alone Margot. I would have loved it too.
      That makes the two of us and good to hear that.
      Thanks very much!

  16. March 9, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    We had formals at the schools that I went to, I never had a prom. These are great tips, sis. Happy weekend to you. xo Alles Liebe von Madison

    • Missy May
      March 9, 2018 / 9:54 pm

      I didn’t either sis. Ha!! Thanks much and happy weekend to you too.
      Alles Liebe…

  17. March 9, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Thanks a lot for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

  18. March 9, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    I’m loving these tips for prom!

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      Good to hear that Marcia and thank you.

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      That makes the two of us. Thanks Laura!

  19. March 10, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Loved this post!! So many great tips!! I think you have a great point about prom being an opportunity to enjoy with your friends instead of a random date!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend!


    Seize your Style

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Good to hear that Andrea. Exactly! Thanks very much.
      The weekend has been alright and hope yours too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks much Laura and good to hear that. 🙂

  20. Emily
    March 11, 2018 / 9:38 am

    These are some great tips! Having dates wasn’t made into much of a thing when I was at school – we all just went with a group of friends and had the best time together!

    Musings & More

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you Emilly. Yeah school dating isn’t really much. Lol! Good to hear that.

  21. March 11, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    These tips are amazing and so important! My high school at the time decided that nobody could go to prom with a date; everybody just went alone and met there. I wish they’d do this everywhere, no one would have to feel like they can’t go.

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks much Marta. I think every high school should do that. It takes the pressure off! Good to hear that.

  22. March 11, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    As usual very interesting) Thanks for the great post)

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Thanks also for visiting. Good to hear that Rena. 🙂

  23. Gabrielle
    March 11, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    You’ve listed some great points here! I actually skipped my school prom (all those years ago!) in favour of going on holiday with my parents haha. Have a fabulous week ahead!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Missy May
      March 11, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Gabrielle! Ha! I mean why not! I would’ve probably done the same too.
      Have a great week ahead too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 12, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      Thank you Magda and couldn’t agree more.

  24. Dasynka
    March 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Yaas! I don’t know how prom works as there aren’t here… btw these dresses are incredible!
    xx Dasynka

    • Missy May
      March 12, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Just a bunch of graduated high school kids partying. Lol!! They are indeed Dasynka and thank you.

    • Missy May
      March 12, 2018 / 10:04 pm

      Good to hear that Tania. Haha!! Thank you sis! 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 12, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Thank you dear! I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

  25. March 13, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I’m surprised when I found out that it’s a big deal in other countries that a person should have a prom date to the point that they have find creative ways to ask someone to be their prom date. I’m glad you shared this post! This is a great reminder that prom isn’t about having a date but enjoying it. I had fun dancing with my friends and eating during my prom ❤️

    Rox | Transcendent Light

    • Missy May
      March 14, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      I know right!! It’s not a big deal but, of course we’ve made it into one. Lol!! Its about having fun indeed and good to hear
      that you had a great time with your friends.
      Thanks much for visiting and sharing your experience. 🙂

    • Missy May
      March 18, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      It is indeed and good to hear that. Thank you!

  26. March 20, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Love this post, my beautiful Mavis! That red dress is hot! 🙂 You gave great advice! My favorite is to head to the bathroom during slow songs. 🙂


    • Missy May
      March 20, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Good to hear that Lizzy. I didn’t write that but, yeah definitely a good idea. Thank you 🙂

  27. March 27, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Looks so interesting! Thanks for sharing)

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