Don't have a date and I don't plan on going. It's my senior year and I'm being pressured to go by my family and people at work. It's a terrible feeling whan people ask if I plan on going and I have to say no. And then the followup question of "why" comes. I'm constantly being told how it's a once in a life time event, but i'm not sure what the big deal is. I never really had a dating life/experience with girls but it's a shame because i'm told every now and then that I'm hot/good looking/cute, and I get looks from girls all the time but I just don't know how to approach and it usually ends there. What's a good excuse that I can use as to why I'm not going? I've already lied and said that I went last year to some people and that I didn't like it. I've also said that I might go, even though I probably won't unless I'm asked(I assume that the guy is supposed to ask the girl?). And people don't buy either of those excuses and I just feel like shit because of it. Besides, I think most people already have dates and I don't want to run around and get shot down girl after girl, assuming I get the balls to even ask. Am I missing much? Will I regret not going in ten years? Guess I'm just lost and insecure. Please help. Edit: what kills me most is that even ADULTS are shocked when I tell them that I probably won't go. And at the same time, ADULTS are saying that HS doesn't matter. So what the fuck should I believe?