No need to worry about prom dates anymore, now you can just take your friends!
A long requested feature from previous game, proms are back! SimGuruGeorge and SimGuruJessica did a deep dive livestream on Jul 15th going over the new features in the High School Years Expansion Pack. During the livestream, they went over prom and promposals, including the ability to go to prom with someone as friends.
In addition to the traditional romantic date, you now have the option to go to prom as friends. This option is both in the friendly menu and the Prom menu. And if your Sim is turned down after asking a Sim to the prom romantically, you can still ask them to go as friends, too. After they accept, the sims hug. This option will be great for the Socially Awkward sims, sims focusing on their studies, or sims not interested in romantic relationships.