Reasons why you should go to prom single

Benefits of going to prom single vs when you go with a date

Emma Diehl, co-editor-in-chief

We’ve all heard the rumors of what happens to single people at prom: they get bored, they get lonely, or they have no friends. This simply isn’t true! Going to prom single can have plenty of benefits, and speaking from experience, it can be more fun than going to a dance with a date.

The first reason why you should go to prom without a date is that there’s less stress about what to wear to impress other people. Without a date, there’s no need to coordinate colors and/or patterns, leaving you with infinite possibilities. Want to wear a crazy pattern or a bright color? Go for it! Without a date, there’s no need to find a matching tie or dress for the other person to wear, leaving you free to express yourself.

Yet another reason why you should go to prom single would be that there’s less potential for drama. If you don’t bring a date, there’s no need to worry about them hitting on or dancing with someone other than yourself. Without having to worry about an unfaithful date, you get to spend more time enjoying yourself and the company of your classmates and friends.

Also, without having to worry about a date, there’s no need for excessively time consuming coordination of photos. Without a date, you are free to take as many goofy photos with your friends as you want, and don’t have to worry about parents talking to each other about which couples’ pose you and your significant other need to do.

Without a date, there’s no need to worry about someone holding you back! For example, if your date is boring, and wants to do nothing but sit at a table and snack, or even fall asleep, you don’t have to worry about having to stay with them. You, as a single person, are free to hang out with your own friends and dance the night away. There’s nothing wrong with taking breaks or resting, but each person should be able to make that decision for themselves, not having it dictated by another person, which is what makes going to prom single such a wonderful thing. No date equals no having to worry about what someone else expects you to do.

Finally, going to prom single allows you to meet new people. While most singles go with their friends, there is always the possibility that you could meet new friends, or even someone that you’re interested in dating. Meeting new people is a crucial and exciting part of life, and what better way to do that than by dancing the night away with them at the biggest party of the year.

All in all, there are several reasons why you should consider going to prom single. The top five reasons that the Hoofbeat recommends are that you have more freedom of expression, there’s less of a chance of drama occurring, there’s no awkwardly forced photos, there’s no need to worry about someone holding you back, and you get a chance to meet new people. Now, go out there and enjoy yourselves, single people!