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February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Romantic FAILS!

Thanks to everyone who shared these stories of NOT so romantic Valentine's Day moments!

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From Anonymous:   valentine's 2008.  it was my first valentines actually having a date and it was the most messed up date ever!   My date apparently had a family emergency and we had to leave chili's.. we had ordered and were waiting for our food when he got the call. I was nice enough to understand that his family was more important than our date and I asked him if he was okay. Moreover, we had exchanged gifts earlier- he gave me a teddy bear- and I gave him a stuffed animal that made a kissing sound, a shirt from hollister, and expensive cologne.   So on valentines, we decided to make it official after what happened, and three days later, while he was wearing the shirt and cologne I gave him- he breaks up with me.
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From Tiffany: One Valentine's Day, I planned an elaborate meal for my boyfriend. He acted really awkward during dinner, and when I gave him a gift he said, "Oh, I don't have your gift. Can I give it to you tomorrow?" I found later out that he was dating another girl and had already celebrated V-Day with her earlier that evening! 
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From Charity W. I got excited when my crush stopped by on Valentines Day early in the morning.  But what he wanted was for me to help him set up a surprise for my roommate. While they were out that night I ate all her chocolates he gave her when he picked her up.

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From Lisa A. I thought it was romantic to have such a handsome guy on my arm.  It was not quite the romantic ending I had imagined when I got home that evening and realized he had stolen my wallet. 

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From Charies T.  Valentines extreme FAIL: Plastic mothball closet hanger. Yep. I kid you not. When I asked, with a confused look on my face "a plastic mothball hanger?", he said "well I went to the store and didn't know what to get you, so I just grabbed something."  
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From Jenny G.  "one year from my boyfriend I got Spanx and a nightgown for later.  There was no later."
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From Anonymous:  Believe it or not my dear husband meant well but about ten years ago I got a Valentines Day card that said, "I love you even though you gained that weight"  And there was a pass to the gym in the card for a couple workout with a trainer.

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From Cathy B.   "Our first Valentine's Day when we were dating, we ended up buying each other the exact same card!! The last one we spent together found me in hysterics that morning because of a continued relationship with an old girlfriend that he refused to give up. I decided to ignore that it was V day. His son talked me off the cliff, and convinced me that I was worrying about nothing. So at the last minute I ordered his favorite dinner, set up a table with candles and heart confetti, put some nice music on the stereo and surprised him when he came in. It ended up a very nice evening. Six months later he told me he was moving me back to my home, and less than 12 hours after unloading the last of my things, he went and picked her up and moved her back in. Now I'm just the crazy cat lady, and don't get excited about V Day. But my kitties love me."

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From Katrina: A new guy surprised me by planning the perfect Valentine's Day date: a romantic dinner followed by fireworks show on the beach. Everything was great until the check arrived. He asked me, "Should we split it or do you just want to pay for your meal?" After dinner we took a walk on the pier. He bumped into a girl, who was obviously his ex-girlfriend, and after talking and laughing for about 20 minutes without including me he finally said, "Oh sorry, this is my friend, Kat." We broke up the next day.
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From Kaitlin's Blog: 

Putting a ring inside your girl friend’s Wendy’s Frosty may seem romantic, but when you and your friends encourage her to chug it, you might just ruin the surprise. At least, that’s what happened to Reed Harris, when his girlfriend, Kaitlin Whipple, opened up her gullet and downed the contents on her Frosty, only to see her cheering crowd suddenly go blank and look at each other with worry. “I felt nothing at all,” she told Lauer. “I was racing my friends, so there was no way I was going to lose that competition.”

That’s right, Kaitlin drank her engagement ring and had to go to the hospital, where the ring was found via X-ray. Reed proposed to Kaitlin with the X-ray image of the ring in place of the actual jewelry. A few days later, with the help of plenty of fiber, the couple recovered the ring --and promptly had it cleaned!


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From Tanya M.  "My husband picked up Olive Garden after work one night before we were married and brought it to my house. He even brought cloth napkins, wine glasses, candles and everything. Of course it's a running joke that he used to be the worst gift giver (I chalk it up to him having been an only child. lol). Our first valentines together (we were in our first year of college together), he bought me a Notre Dame visor. I don't watch sports. lol Also he made the biggest mistake of telling me he got it for me because they had a sale and he was able to get himself a new free hat. lol I've got a million more stories. We laugh about it now and figure it's funny stories to tell our kids and grand kids."


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From Addy:  After a long dry spell, I was psyched to finally have a new guy in my life so we could spend Valentine's Day together. Call me corny, but I was hoping I'd get flowers or chocolate — you know, what every girl wants! Instead, he gave me an old Abe Lincoln bobblehead that looked like it came from the bottom of his closet. I honestly didn't even know what to say, so I just mumbled "thank you." After a few more bad dates, I pulled off Abe's head, and kicked that boy to the curb. 
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From Jackie: One Valentine's Day, I decided to give a new guy a shot. It was our first date. I had just met him at a friend's party, thought he was cute, nice and would probably be a terrific first date - even when he asked me out for Valentine's. I got all dolled up - mini skirt and heels and all to find myself in a McDonald's parking lot. "I thought to myself, this can't be happening." He took me to a fast food joint on Valentine's Day?! 

 I ordered a chicken sandwich, inhaled it, and went home without so much as giving him a goodnight handshake. I never went out with that cheapo again. Lesson Learned: Don't go out with a guy you barely know on the special day. You're better off staying home than going out with a potential loser. Odds are, the disappointment will feel worse on Valentine's than any other night.

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From Christina:  After secretly dating two guys — Dan and Joe — for a few months, I told Joe I didn't want a relationship, so that I could get serious with Dan. On Valentine's Day, Dan took me out to dinner, and I almost choked on my drink when our waiter arrived. It was Joe! To make matters worse, Dan ordered a dish with b├ęchamel sauce, which he loved. He gushed to the waiter, a.k.a. my ex, "If she could cook like this I'd marry her." I wanted to die. 

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From Lynn R.  -   "Romantic but not received as romantic due to my immaturity and lack of trust..... I was in my 20's and rather immature. I wanted to spend my whole birthday with my boyfriend. He wanted to play golf.... He told me he'd see me later and didn't even say happy birthday. I spent the morning crying in my room. My Mom of course took this as an opportunity to try to convince me to not see him any more, adding fuel to the fire. Then in the early afternoon a limo came with instructions to take me to a spa at a local country club. There was even a note from him to my parents with a phone number to call him if there was a problem. My Dad, the level headed one called and also told him that his plan was back firing. I was still upset because I had my heart set on spending my day with him. I still did not know what was going on and I went to the spa. I figured that it was his gift to me so he could play golf on my birthday. The woman at the spa realized that I was really unhappy. I told her why. She disappeared and came back and told me that I have a day and evening of special things coming my way and I have to trust him and to just go with the flow that he would see me later, and happy birthday. So I ruined it for me with my morning hysterics. So after an afternoon at the spa I was taken home in the limo. When I got home there were 2 dozen red roses and a dress bag from Bonwitt Teller, a very expensive store that I would never buy anything from. It was an evening dress, dark blue with gold threads through it, a cape, evening shoes, bag with some expensive costume jewelry. [there was also a bag with the under garments and stockings needed to make the dress lay right!] The note with the flowers said I'd be picked up at 7 PM, to take a nap and happy birthday. I tried but now was too excited. The limo again picked me up and the message was that he would meet me at a restaurant downtown. My heart sank when he was not in the limo. I was driven to a restaurant called Lawry's Prime Rib and escorted into the lounge where there he was in a tux. I was escorted, people were looking at me wondering who I was! I figured my make up could not hide my red eyes. Dinner at Lawry's was an event alone! During dinner he pulled out a box from his inside suit pocket. inside was a set, necklace, bracelet, earrings and rings to replace the costume jewelry. After dinner he asked me if I was up for some special music. So we went to a jazz club. It was full, but we had a reservation and our table was the only one with roses on it. The sad thing is I was so emotionally distraught from earlier that I was exhausted and in a fog through the whole evening. Each year thereafter he approached special days differently and each one was as wonderful as this one could have been had I been a little more mature. I still have the jewelry he gave me and in fact I still have every gift that man gave me, some 40 years later. There are two movies that have scenes in them that when ever I see those movies my mind goes back to the romantic dinners with him and that evening. Pretty Woman when he meets her at the restaurant and What Women Want, their romantic dinner and when she has the doors open to the outside of her apt and you can hear the jazz coming from a nearby club. We eventually broke up. And of course, being the 20 something that I was, it was not a nice break up. But in my defense, he knew how emotional I was, how I could cry at anything. All he had to do is give me a birthday card with a note indicating a special day and evening to come my way. But despite that, I can say he, being several years older than me, taught me what style was and how to appreciate it. I've never met a more romantic, sophisticated man since."   also from Lynn: "Now on the flip side to the above, my exhusband, when he would remember, would buy Christmas, anniversary and birthday cards at Walgreens the evening of the day and give them to me by placing them on the kitchen counter. If he purchased a gift, it was in the shopping bag with the receipt and the tags on it... ha, ha, ha, from one extreme to the other!"

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hugjacket


I saw this ad for the HUG JACKET and thought it had to be a joke.  But no.  This is a real thing. 

hand made sweater for two
But then a few weeks later I saw the homemade version and I have to say,  if you are going to go the "lets wear the same jacket" route for Valentines Day, I really think this lovely couple in the giant sweater-4-two look like they had a great time in that dang sweater.  Bless her heart - I bet she had been working on that for months and look how happy he is wearing it with her!  

Love folks....there it is.



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