World’s Worst Boyfriend Convinces Prom Date She’s Been Rejected From College


There’s something to be said for slipping a person a piece of notebook paper that says “Will you go to prom with me? Check yes or no.” Somehow the rush to come up with creative and outlandish ways of asking people to prom—aka “promposals”—had gotten to the point where promposals are crazier than actual proposals, and some 17-year-old boys are just awful at coming up with fun surprises, like this guy who sent his girlfriend a very convincing letter telling her she had just been rejected from college. Luckily for the boyfriend, she thought it was funny, but we would have had all the heart attacks.

According to the Daily Mail, Caitlin Metzker had been accepted to the University of South Carolina and intended to attend in the fall. But then she received a very official letter on the University of South Carolina stationery that said her admission was being rescinded because of falling grades.

“We have recently received your final transcript from your school. Unfortunately it is clear that your grades are not what they were when we accepted you. … I ask you to submit to me, as soon as possible but no later than April 17, 2014, a written statement dealing the reasoning’s surrounding these actions.”

I can’t imagine anything that would have sent me into a bigger panic when I was in high school. I’d have had such a meltdown I wouldn’t even have noticed the misspellings and grammatical errors peppered across the missive.

If she even managed to get to the bottom of the letter without hyperventilating, it read:

“It saddens us to say that you admissions is in jeopardy, and we may have to pull our admissions from you due to your poor school ethic and attendance. However if you were to just agree to go to prom with your boyfriend we could reconsider letting you continue to be a South Carolina Gamecock. So what do you say, will you go to prom with me?

Sincerely, Tom Jones”

“Oh my god Dylan. Thank you for the heart attack #prom,” Metzker tweeted, alongside a photo of the letter. Evidently she took it in stride and Dylan did not get dumped and they went to prom after all. Yay! Happy ending.

This was pretty funny in a schadenfreudey sort of way, and we have to give Dylan credit for that spot-on letterhead he created for the prank. (Though he maybe could have proofread it one more time.) But promposals have got to stop, because some day this guy is going to want to propose to someone for real, and you just know he’s going to wind up pulling some crazy stunt like this dude who proposed by faking his own death to show his girlfriend what life would be like without him.

(Photo: Twitter/CaitlinMetzker)

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      I would have been freaking out over this. Not cool.

    • Mystik Spiral

      If I’d received that letter my eye would have immediately been drawn to that last line. Anyway, I think it’s kinda cute.

    • Kay_Sue

      This is a story from my neck of the woods. On our local news station’s FB post about it, all these people were raving about how cute it was and all I could think was, How the fuck did she not murder him? I would have been sorely tempted.

      • Robotic Socks

        And how far do you live from

        Caitlyn Metzker
        921 Warfield Lane
        Huntingdon (sic?) Valley 19006 (sic)

      • Kay_Sue

        Well, I am closer to PA than usual right now…but also not home. In fact, several hours away from home. :)

        But I am a huge fan of the Gamecocks! Go COCKS!

      • Robotic Socks

        I’m just gonna let that savor in for a moment…

      • Kay_Sue

        When you visit our state capital, it is one of the few places in the world that you can scream “GO COCKS!” in the middle of the street, and not only will folks not think you are crazy, but they will probably cheer. It’s also a requirement that you own at least one piece of clothing that says “COCKS” in big bold letters.

      • Robotic Socks


      • Kay_Sue

        Usually the ones shouting the loudest, in my experience, are large hairy rednecks who probably want you to call them Daddy.

      • Robotic Socks

        LOL any place where you can scream COCK and be normal is good with me ;P

      • Mystik Spiral

        But I’d wager that he knows her sense of humor better than random people on the internet. I would have thought it was funny. The only thing that would have pissed me off is if I’d fallen for it… and then I’d only be mad at myself.

      • Kay_Sue

        I am sure he did. Doesn’t make me wonder what her secret for not murdering him is any less.

      • Mystik Spiral


    • Joy

      I would have dumped this clown immediately. End of story.

      • Samantha Escobar


        Also, I vote to reinstate “clown” as a common insult.

      • Spiderpigmom

        It’s actually my husband’s to-go insult!

    • JJ

      What is with these foolish promposals now a days? I don’t get this phenomenon. Whatever happened to just asking someone, “hey want to go to the prom together?”. There is pictures of people doing ridiculous things in the name of asking someone to prom. Hey kids its not your marriage proposal its just one big school dance in High school okay you might want to tone it down a little. Or you are going to set yourself up for some high standards when it comes to marriage proposals down the road.

      • Rob

        Yeah, because the last thing anyone should want is high standards when it comes to marriage proposals. @@

      • G.S.

        I was single when Prom rolled around for me, and nobody asked me and I didn’t ask anyone, so I went stag (or is it doe?). Does that make me the equivalent of that one lady who married herself?