In America, prom is viewed as a capstone to the high school experience, forever immortalized by terrible dress choices, wilting corsages, and sloppy bathroom hookups. In recent years however, a new phenomenon has emerged: the Promposal.

Just in case there weren’t enough ways to capture the embarrassment, hilarity, and awkwardness of prom, now teenagers are adding elaborate ploys to ask their significant others out for the night. Some hit the mark, but many more are so disastrous they might not make it on anyone’s mantle but ours:

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