Teen Uses Twitter To Land NFL Star Prom Date

Sometimes tweeting for a celebrity date goes wrong, but other times? Well, you land an NFL star as your prom date and everything is hunky dory.

This post is about the latter scenario, thankfully.

Joyce Grendel, an 18-year-old from Ohio wanted to go to her prom, but she found out at the last minute that she didn’t have a date. What’s a girl to do in such an inconvenient predicament? This social media savvy lass took her search to Twitter.



After sending out a general query, the teen decided to send a tweet directly to someone she had been tweeting to for a while: Joe Haden, cornerback for the Cleveland Browns.

Fox 8 reports that Grendel had long been a Haden supporter. She follows him on Twitter, has sent him encouraging messages and has gone to a few signing events.

The tweet asking Haden to her senior prom just said, ‘Hey Joe, would you consider going to my senior prom with me because my date backed out and didn’t go,’ she told Fox 8.

And although she didn’t think she had a chance, an hour later he replied and said yes. “She’s been a really good Haden Nation supporter,” Haden told Fox 8. Such a true fan, in fact, that Haden even picked her up for the prom in his white Lamborghini. Limo schlimo.

The night was special all around, because Haden missed his own senior prom due to graduating early. “This is my prom, too,” he told Fox 8. Sweet story.

Here’s a video showing Joyce’s best day ever:

It seems we’re starting to see a surge in these Twitter dating proposals, so if you want to get in on this action you better get moving today!

(Prom picture from Joyce Grendel’s Twitter)