Most women have high hopes for Valentine’s Day. Their expectation for the night is to be swept off their feet and be completely breathless at the end of the evening. But not everyone is so lucky. Some have experienced a Valentine’s Day so terrible you’d beg just for a box of chocolates.
Kay had never been on a Valentine’s date or even had a Valentine. “I was really excited when this guy asked me out,” she said. “He had asked me out a few times actually and he was persistent so I decided to give him a chance.”
They made plans to meet at 7pm at a restaurant in NYC. “I show up at 7:20pm…and he’s not there. So I was sitting at our table alone, and he comes in ten minutes later,” Kay recalled. Needless to say, she was upset. But because she was late as well she let it go. Then the check comes.
“Naturally, I’m playing along pretending to grab my wallet, and he looks away. I’m still waiting for him to say something and he never does!”
Yup. He let Kay pick up the tab. On Valentine’s Day! She tried ending the date soon after as she was really upset. But he had other plans.
“When I was leaving he had the audacity to ask if we were going to go back to my place!” Kay exclaimed. Her response? “I slapped him and left.”
Vanessa should have expected the best on Valentine’s Day from her boyfriend of two years. “He took me out to the nicest restaurant and it genuinely seemed like the perfect date,” she said. The date was right out of a movie.
“Halfway though our meal, I feel a tingle and excuse myself to go the bathroom,” Vanessa continued. And every teenage girls’ nightmare came to life for Vanessa – a visit from Aunt Flow without warning.
What happened next was even more unpredictable than an early menstrual cycle. Her boyfriend was really upset after she told him about the surprise visit.
“He had already booked a hotel room for us to stay the night,” Vanessa stated. “It wasn’t my fault and here he was blaming me. I was so upset…I started crying.” The night didn’t get any better. After leaving the restaurant, they began to argue, and he began to list all of things he hated about Vanessa.
“One thing led to another and he broke up with me,” Vanessa admitted. “It was the most bizarre and devastating Valentine’s Day ever.”
Women aren’t the only ones who experience drama and heartache on Valentine’s Day. David also has a horror story to share.
“I had been working on getting my girlfriend a present for three months,” he said. David saved enough money to take her out and impress her on the national day of love. He picked her up and was thrilled to see her and impress her with his special gift.
“I took her to the spot where I asked her to be my girlfriend two years ago,” David mused. “I gave her the Michael Kohrs purse I had saved up for. It was fully loaded with some of her favorite things…new sunglasses and other things.” Did his girlfriend jump for joy like most women would? Not at all.
“The first thing out of her mouth was, ‘That’s it?’ That was all she had to say.” Cold blooded! And it hurt David at the core. “She knew exactly how hard this was for me to buy,” he retorted. “I realized I couldn’t love someone as hard to satisfy as her.”
That was the last straw for David. They broke up just like Vanessa and her then boyfriend.” It was probably the best decision I’ve ever made,” David concluded.
That is the best approach to take if you ever experience a nightmarish Valentine’s Day. There is always a silver lining, even if you have to slap the heck out of someone on Cupid’s day to get it.
Erynn Castellanos is an aspiring radio broadcaster with an opinion on all things love. Currently going through the trials of most twenty somethings, she balances life and relationships and knows what she wants. Her articles on LoveSujeiry.com tie in her personal experiences while exploring the early stages of dating and the single life.
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