2/14/2012 3:49 PM
Feeling a bit blue because you don’t have a significant other this Valentine’s Day? Cheer up. Not everyone in a relationship is swimming in roses and romantic sentiments. In fact, Valentine’s Day can be truly awful for coupled men and women. Here are 7 Valentine’s Day horror stories that will make you feel better about being single.
"He bought me a rose from the gas station and a Slinky from the local drugstore. Yes, a Slinky! He said he didn't know what else to get for me. Apparently it wasn't a last-minute decision either because I later found the receipt -- it was dated February 5.” – Amanda, Lifestyle MSN
"On our second Valentine's Day together, my husband (then boyfriend) and I were just poor students, so we decided that we would forgo gifts. But I offered to cook him dinner, which was my present. So as I was making dinner, he came over to me, and I could see he was holding something behind his back. He told me, 'Honey, I got you a Valentine's present!' I was so shocked -- what a sweetheart! So he pulled out the present from behind his back. I could see it was wrapped in a plastic Walgreens bag and sealed with tape. My prize? The Clapper. As in 'Clap on, clap off' -- that kind of Clapper! I don't think he even saw the look of shock and horror on my face since he immediately tore it out of my hands and said, 'Look, you can clap up to three times and use it with three different appliances.' Then he immediately began going over all the features and benefits of this amazing invention. You would've thought he had invented the Clapper himself, the way he was carrying on." - Amelia, Lifestyle MSN
"For me, it was a blender my boyfriend gave me at the time. I think he wanted me to make him margaritas.” – Deborah, New York Fashion Week model, DNAinfo.com
"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. —Katrina, Cosmopolitan
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 béchamel 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.” – Cristina, Cosmopolitan
An Awkward Declaration
“A few years ago, I had a major crush on a girl I knew from work. We had spent a lot of time hanging outside of work, going to the movies, dinner and going over to one another’s houses every now and again. Finally Valentine's came around and I decided to take the opportunity, and use it as the day I pronounced my feelings for her. I got some roses, candy, a card and drove over to her place. I knocked on the door, and waited. No one answers for about 30 seconds. When the door finally opens, it's not her. Instead it's a 6 foot 300 lb black guy with corn rows, and gold fronts, wearing absolutely nothing and sweating profusely. He says in what can only be described as the kind of voice that induces instant bowel movements, 'Who da f*** is you?'. I managed to squeak 'I'm here for Lisa.' He tells me to hold on, and disappears into the apartment for a minute. She creeks out, equally as sweaty, and walks up to the door. I just handed her the stuff and left without saying a word. Found out a few weeks later, she thought I was gay, and she considered me her gay best friend.” – MikeysFC, Reddit
CATastrophic Hook Up
“Nikki’s boyfriend was able to get his hands on a friend’s swank New York apartment for Valentine’s Day. They enjoyed a lovely dinner and got down to business quickly, rolling around on the floor, tearing each other’s clothes off. Apparently, his friends had cats and Nikki was terribly allergic. She started sneezing and tearing up, but she ignored her symptoms to continue with her steamy romp. Disaster struck when her parts were exposed to cat hair and immediately started to swell closed. So much for some Valentine’s Day fun.” – Digg
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