The Olive Garden Proposal and Other Valentine’s Day Dates From Hell
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“One Valentine’s Day, there was a huge snowstorm. My boyfriend called to urge me to stay at work (where my boss was offering to people up in the nearby hotel) rather than risk driving 35 miles home. But I had a special V-Day meal all prepped, and I insisted on going home.
When I got there, I got stuck on the unplowed one-way road next to our apartment, and I called him to see if he’d help dig me out. His response was a very startled ‘Where are you?!’ I assured him I was safe — and just outside. He yelled at me for risking it. And then I saw him … sneaking out of a house a block away … and it turned out that yes, he’d been cheating.
Worst part: he went back to her place after our ‘discussion’ and spent the night there.” -Kathleen
“My college boyfriend gets his buddy to let us use his parents’ fancy New York apartment while they’re out of town. So we make dinner, get naked and start rolling around on the floor. But this friend’s parents have cats and I’m horribly allergic to cats. So I’m sneezing and my eyes are tearing up, but I am determined to ignore it all and have the best s*x of my life. THEN my vajayjay must have been exposed to some kitty hair because it starts to swell up. I mean really SWELL UP. I’ve never seen anything like it before or since. Naturally, the V-day fun stopped there.” -Nikki
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“I was on a date with this guy, and we went to Olive Garden because I mean, hey, it’s Olive Garden. We went through the whole dinner.
Everything was going great, you know. We were going to go see a movie. It was all going to be a good date and then dessert came. He was checking his phone and my dessert was set in front of me and there was an engagement ring on it.
This was our second date. I grabbed my stuff, and I booked it to the bathroom, and then I just went out the front door. I never came back because I was like, dude, who proposes on the second date? I don’t even think he knew my last name.” -Taylor