12 Things To Do When You Don't Get Asked To A Formal
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12 Things To Do When You Don't Get Asked To A Formal

As told by "the girl that never gets asked."

12 Things To Do When You Don't Get Asked To A Formal

OK, let’s cut to the chase. I am that girl who gets to sit at home when all of her friends get asked to fraternity functions. It’s fine. But hey, don’t feel bad for me, I come up with plenty of activities to do while all of my friends are getting drunk with cute boys in pretty dresses. Do I sit on my floor with my panda bear footie pajamas, and cookie dough, and whine about why such an awesome human with a great personality and clean smelling breath (such as myself) did not get asked? I am not here to complain, or ponder as to why I have been delegated as the “awkward” one, but to give all of you some ideas, or rather some pieces of advice, when enduring this painful period of “loneliness.”

  1. Make your own formal. The first step is creating an exclusive group on Facebook and only inviting “exclusive” people. The most important thing is talking about it in front of the people that got asked to the “real” formal so that they are confused/curious/jealous. Then sneak out that night in your themed outfit.
  2. Spend your money on something else. You would have wasted 30+ dollars for a dress (on sale), or a trip to the dry cleaners after you spill wine all over your best friend’s white dress that you borrowed...not speaking from experience or anything, people.
  3. Go out of town/home. This is pretty much my go-to when you don’t get asked to the “ball.” Or when all of your friend’s are out “cruising” and you at home “losing.” Or should I say winning! You will be eating much better food, and buying clothes with Mom and Dad’s money instead of puking in matching sweatshirts.
  4. Catch up on sleep. While your friends are crashing on dirty floors or going to bed at ungodly hours, you will feel refreshed and maybe even wake up and go to the gym the next morning. #productive
  5. Go rage by yourself. Who needs friends? Who needs people? All you need is you, the album "Purpose" by J Biebs, and a little somethin’ somethin’ in your cup.
  6. Binge Watch. See how many episodes you can watch of "American Horror Story" before your friends come home. This will require copious amounts of food, strength, and persistence.
  7. Go to the gym. Make him wish he took your toned abs and perfect butt.
  8. Stock Tinder for prospects. You never know when you could get asked on your dream date.
  9. Stay home and watch girls come home drunk and make fun of them as they struggle.
  10. Eat five cupcakes. I did this today, for no reason at all. It is a great way to pass time, and see how many you could eat in 10 minutes. OK, just kidding, I just ate another two.
  11. Pretend you have homework to do instead. “Sorry guys, I said no to the three boys that asked me because I have a huge test tomorrow!”
  12. Show up to the formal anyway. You deserve those memories, and those frat boys that finally took showers this occasion and, most of all, that open bar. Remember, you’re Cinderella so go make him beg for that glass slipper.
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