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Re: [CHAT] Formal date dramas

I'm gonna head off guys! Thanks so much for an awesome session @Myvo , @lanejane and @Billy-RO ! Smiley Very Happy

Re: [CHAT] Formal date dramas

For people who have already had their formal - what is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is about to experience their formal for the first time?



I would say DON'T STRESS about any of the crazy expectations about partners, dress expectations etc. etc. Just do what you want to do/what makes you feel comfortable. Smiley Happy


I'm off now! Thanks for a great convo everyone, and thank you @lanejane @myvo and @Billy-RO for facilitating. Good night all Smiley Happy

Re: [CHAT] Formal date dramas

So, overall while individually our formal experiences have been different we generally agree that the point of the formal is to just have a good time and celebrate? Whether you go with a date, go solo, miss the limo, rock a pikachu dress or end up hungover from the after party the point is that eventually you were there with people who meant something to you and made memories to last a lifetime!


We know now that you can ignore formal traditions and just do your own thing if that’s what you want… Look at Regina George? And hey… if formal date drama (or any other drama) comes your way just do your best to ignore it or try and go with the flow. Drama is always going to be around, even if you’re not directly involved, so don’t let it get in the way. You can think about that and manage it later!




We’ve had some tips tonight on getting back on track after the big night. Remembering to take time off to relax with your mates. Do all that good stuff for your body like: showering, relaxing, sleeping! Give yourself some recovery time and chat out the events of the nights with friends if you need to de-brief.


And lastly, we’ve had some final formal advice. So for those of you who are about to have your school formal – take note – the main bit of advice was forget the expectations and remember to enjoy yourself!


If you want to do some follow up reading on formals and other alternatives then you can check out the following links:


Red Frogs Australia:


Safe partying:

Alcohol and trouble:

Having sex for the first time:


Also – if you experience any of that crazy after party drama then remember…


Emergencies: 000

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000

Policelink: 131 444


Thanks everyone for joining us! You guys are all amazing and we have loved getting to hear about your experiences! See you around the forums and at next Mondays Getting Real Session 8pm AEST!


Catchya! From @lanejane, @Myvo & @Billy-RO 



Re: [CHAT] Formal date dramas

Thanks to everyone for coming along tonight. Was a great session! (So many awkward memories... haha)

Re: [CHAT] Formal date dramas