Poll: Should Students Be Allowed to Go Solo to School Dances?

By Tonka Dobreva 02.19.2015 interact

Today on the show you heard the story of a Utah teen who was denied access to her high school’s Valentine’s Day sweetheart dance because she showed up without a date. The school’s rules stated that only couples were allowed at the event.

And that’s not the only case — in 2012, a Pennsylvania teen was originally turned away from her Catholic school’s highly anticipated junior prom after her date backed out. She was eventually allowed to attend the prom, only after finding a date.

We want to know what you think: Should students be allowed to go solo to school dances? Vote and share your thoughts in the comments section below. We’ll feature the poll results and some of your comments on the show.

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  1. Julia

    If people could go solo at dances there would be less worrying about, Omg I hope i get asked to the dance, or, No one is going to ask me… More people would have fun.

  2. aoife kavanagh

    I think that people should be able to go to school dances alone because it isn’t fair if you aren’t aloud to date or if you just plain out can’t find a date it is always fun to go with friends and that should be aloud.

  3. Elena

    I think yes because people have a choice between going or not going this is a free country.

  4. Elena

    I think yes because people should not be held back just because they can’t go with anyone, they could still have fun even if they don’t have anyone with them.

  5. Joyce

    I would say yes. I mean they should have fun and have even more fun! It’s just a school dance!

    • Savanah W.

      I think yes, because I feel like it would be fun for the whoever you go with. No one should feel left out or, no one should be excluded. If you go by yourself, it’s a great way for you to make new friends too.

  6. Felicia_bear_said

    Yes!! Because no one should be left out! Are they going to not let bisexual, gay, and lesbians not go too? Everyone has equal rights to do and go to whatever they want! If it’s there choice let them. Not everyone is allowed to date and some kids want to go just for fun. So I believe yes we all are the same!!!!!

  7. afton warren

    yes, its because kids have a lot more fun going to the dance with their friends then as a couple I’ve done it before and it is a lot more fun then going as a couple that rule should be changed its just really not cool saying that they cant go to the dance with friends

  8. Atrene

    From what think is I would go to the dances because its only if you have a date, but i you want to go with your friends and have a great time with them.

  9. Martha

    I`m thinking that going to school solo is a good idea because some boys don`t like the girls they are dating and some of the girls wants to be alone and hang with their best friends and let their boyfriends hang.

  10. Ryan Eyster

    That’s called separation by type and its not right on any expense. You should be able to go single if you want to. After all that’s how I went to prom last year and they were fine with it.

  11. ShantiPrim

    Yes We Should Go To Dance Solooo!!! Because Some Don’t Like Dating And Some Cant Date!!

  12. Hanay:)

    In my opinion everyone should be aloud to go to school dances solo or with friends, I don’t find it fair that only couples can go to a school dance, I can see where the school was going with this… But everyone, single or taken should go not only because they will have fun, but because they won’t feel left out and sad.

  13. Hanay:)

    In my opinion everyone should be aloud to go to school dances solo or with friends, I don’t find it fair that only couples can go to a school dance, I can see where the school was going with this… But everyone, single or taken should go not only because they will have fun, but because they won’t feel left out and sad. You can also slow dance with your best friend. Voting is very important and the voices of the students should be heard.

  14. Lyria

    I think students have the right to go solo to dances because Students deserve to have an experience like this an it shouldn’t be ruined just because they need to be accompanied by someone. You don’t need a date to have some fun.

  15. Nicole

    No, it shouldnt matter If you have a date or not, not every girl in the world has a boyfriend or husband. It doesnt matter if they go alone or with friends. Its just not fair.

  16. Almaria John

    Well teens should be able to go to the dance solo because it will not make a difference at the dance because most likely they put up dances to have fun so what’s the point of not letting kids go in the dance if they do not have a partner.

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