Valentine’s Day is dreaded by many for good reason: if you’re single, it’s a 24-hour long reminder of that fact, and, if you’re in a relationship, it comes with pressure to top every other romantic date in your coupling history. Aside from a huge spike in chocolate and greeting card sales, the day also marks the perfect occasion for a proposal – or does it?
With hearts and flowers everywhere, many lovers have used February 14 to get down on one knee. And while numerous couples wind up with a romantic engagement story, others will forever despise the calendar date. So, in honor of Cupid and his damn arrow, here are some disastrous proposals (from Valentine’s and otherwise) to remind you to tread lightly this Sunday.
Anotherdirtyword‘s tragic tale actually takes place on the day in question, when the Redditor was only a 19-year-old freshman in college.
He was 21, stationed on the other side of the country with the Air Force, and we had been dating four months. He flew to my college town to surprise me on Valentine’s Day and, as soon as I walked into my dorm room, he got down on one knee with an okay ring (he really didn’t make that much money) and asked me to marry him. I said no… I told him I couldn’t do it right now, I’m too young, we’re long-distance, it’s not the right time. I also let him know I couldn’t say yes until he could learn how to treat me like a human being.
So how did Mr. Romance respond? He stood up, grabbed his stuff and left without a word. Anotherdirtyword was shortly thereafter blocked by him on all forms of social media.