Is it because everyone else has prom dates its tradition? pressure of society fun
Most Helpful Guy
yes, and yes.0
Most Helpful Girl
People don't want to feel left out, and they want a good prom experience. I went dateless to my prom and it was kind of a crap shoot. Basically, I discussed this with my group of friends, that we should just go together as a big group. Unfortunately the one girl, her parents wanted her (demanded ) to have a date! So then my plan was foiled and all the girls, except me of course!, had dates. I went alone, I wasn't invited to their after party and I felt quite alone the whole time.
I honestly hate when people make a big deal about having a date. Like it would have been cool to just hang with my friends for our last hurrah. But no, they had to complicate things :P
I think when it comes down to it, people just want to be accepted and have a good time. It's hard to have a good time when you are alone on the dancefloor and no one will dance with you.1