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Here Are the 10 Best Prom-posals of Prom Season

Because a text message that says "yo, prom?" just doesn't cut it anymore

It’s the first week of May, which means it’s time for allergies, Cinco de Mayo sombreros, and elaborate romantic gestures by barely post-pubescent teenagers! That’s right, it’s prom-posal season, the most awkward time of the year.

If you don’t know already, prom-posals are when high schoolers ask each other to prom with the level of pomp and circumstance that rivals an actual engagement. Some high schools are gripped by prom-posal hysteria and some aren’t. For those who have found their high schools littered with rose petals and graffiti this week, you’re not alone.

Of course, kids have been asking each other out in elaborate ways ever since the romantic comedies of the ’80s and ’90s gave us all unrealistic expectations of prom (thank you, She’s All That.) The first official prom-posal of recorded history occurred in 2001, or at least that’s the first one to make the papers, but over-the-top prom-posals have become even more frequent in the age of social media. Because what’s the point of asking someone out if you can’t post pictures of it?

Here are the 10 best prom-posals of the internet, courtesy of the @ThePromposal Twitter feed.

The History Buff One:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/457575787802398720

The One from the Knight and His Noble Steed:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/462332950890045440

The Worst Pun One:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/456246403279626241

The One for Someone Who Loves Frozen:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/452159128862228480

The One that Kills Two Birds With One Stone:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/451165277330608128

The One That Says “Booty” Too Much:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/450764132925853696

The One That Was Delivered by Hedwig:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/450386797722628096

The Wishful Thinking One:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/448905107019943936

The One That Put Chicken Nuggets on a Car:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/449952797086474240

The Filthy Truck One:

https://twitter.com/ThePromposal/status/455837883078017025

Because nothing says ‘love’ like a dirt-encrusted truck.

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