After Valentines Day has Cupid brought anything for you or helped you strike it lucky with love and dating?
Did everything work out as intended or did it all going terribly wrong?!
People can feel pressured to have the most romantic experience on Valentines Day, which can be especially true for new relationships, so it's no wonder that Valentines Day mishaps can occur and funny stories. One story that I know of goes like this (anonymous origin):
I'd been dating a nice girl for about five years, so the relationship was well established, although the relationship still hadn't progressed to the next level yet of moving in together. As with all relationships there had been ups and downs. Well Valentines Day was coming but my girlfriend had to work (as a nurse she worked a shift) so we decided to do something the following day to celebrate. In my mind this had meant we were "moving" Valentines Day to the next day.
Things started to go wrong on the 14th February when I got home only to find a Valentines Day card had arrived. I don't tend to get a steady stream of Valentines Day cards so it meant it was only from one person. As I opened it I felt terrible as I had just assumed I'd give her her Valentines Day card the next day went I saw her on our "moved" Valentines Day.
I'd already known that I wasn't doing anything on Valentines Day, and since my girlfriend was working I had a free evening. It just so happens that an old school (female) friend of mine was in town staying at her parents. Also by coincidence the only day we both had free was Valentines Day, she was single and had no plans so the logical think to do (in my head) was to go out then and catch up by going out for a drink. I thought nothing of it as Valentines Day had "moved" for me. So we caught up, had a nice evening catching up as friends and that was all there was too it. The only thing that did happen was my mum, by luck, walked by where we were having a drink, must have noticed us and bizarrely (the ways some mothers can do) mentioned that we looked like we made a nice couple.
When I saw my girlfriend the next day for our "moved" Valentines Day, I apologised loads for not getting a card to her on Valentines Day and explained my thought process, which she was fine with. Then I proceeded to relay to her that I caught up with an old school friend....and went for a drink....she wasn't so happy with this. Not picking up on that immediately I told her about what my mum had said, thinking she'd see the funny side of it since it was an absurd comment from my mum...my girlfriend didn't see the funny side. Suddenly I was in a situation where whilst my girlfriend had been hard at work doing a nursing shift looking after poorly people, I was out for drinks on Valentines Day in a romantic setting with another girl and my mum thinking we'd make a nice couple. I tried to explain that I thought it was the logical thing to do is go out for a drink with my friend since we were both free that day, and it just so happened it was also Valentines Day...but I failed miserably at getting my point across as reality struck. Fortunate for me, my girlfriend did forgive me. Looking back, I can now see how this did look a quite bad! Saying that I'm now married to my girlfriend, although on or near Valentine's Day she does have a habit of reminding me of that past Valentines Day blunder and faux pas!
Have you had any Valentine's Day mishaps and funny stories to share?!