Back in the day, if you asked a girl to prom and she said no it was just between you, her, most of her friends, and some of yours. But now, with public promposals being a thing, video cameras on everyone’s phones, and a worldwide Internet to put the recorded clip on, everyone knows you got shot down.

For promposer Patrick Smith, it didn't help that he asked his girl crush in front of his entire New Jersey high school. Smith was quickly rejected because it turned out she already had a date.

But all's well that ends well. He promposed a few days later to one of his girl friends by showing up to her house and holding up a giant sign asking if she’d be his date. That one said yes.