Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts Ever: 10 Women Reveal How Guys Screwed Up

  • 1. Let Your Wife Find Out About Your Tinder Date
    1 / 10 1. Let Your Wife Find Out About Your Tinder Date

    “Last year, I met someone on Tinder who I thought was pretty cool and it just so happened that our first date was to be on Valentine’s Day.

    I was super excited because we were going to this new restaurant in my neighborhood that I had been dying to try. We were to meet there at 8 p.m. I got dressed up for the first time in ages and drove to the restaurant. He had made reservations under his name and so the hostess walked me over to our table.

    When I got there, a woman was already sitting at the table. I looked at the hostess with confusion and asked her if she was sure that this was our table. She smiled, nodded, and walked away.

    Turns out my Tinder date had a wife. She found out about the date he had set up and came in his place instead. Needless to say, I will never use Tinder ever again!” —Erica, 27

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  • 2. Treat Her To Fast Food
    2 / 10 2. Treat Her To Fast Food

    “He took me to KFC. He worked at that KFC and used his 15 percent company discount.” —Erin, 25

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  • 3. Hit Up The FairPrice Candy Aisle
    3 / 10 3. Hit Up The FairPrice Candy Aisle

    “My ex sent his mom out with $20 and told her to get me stuff.

    I got all this junk candy and a cheap plushy rose that he told me was better than a real one because it would never die. He handed it all to me in a plastic bag, tags and all.

    Meanwhile, I had bought him a new, fancy wristwatch because he was always running late, and wrapped it up real nice. At least he enjoyed the exchange.” —Rebekah, 24

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  • 4. Show Up With Nothing
    4 / 10 4. Show Up With Nothing

    “We ended up breaking up the next month. He bought me nothing and I bought him Baseball tickets. (It’s not about the gifts, but still, cough up some chocolate or something, homeboy.)” —Brielle, 22

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  • 5. Pretty Much Disregard The Holiday Entirely
    5 / 10 5. Pretty Much Disregard The Holiday Entirely

    “One year, the guy I was dating made it seem like he forgot about Valentine’s Day.

    He didn’t make any romantic gestures when I saw him in the morning, and then decided to go to Chipotle with his guy friends for lunch. It wasn’t until late in the afternoon when he dropped off some flowers—and they were basic flowers.

    I don’t even think we had a dinner or anything (even though we lived in the same building) and we were dating for about ten months at that point. I also love Valentine’s Day and cheesy, romantic gestures (which he knew), so I was pretty bummed.” —Sarah, 23

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  • 6. Joke About Proposing
    6 / 10 6. Joke About Proposing

    “Three years ago I had been dating a guy for exactly a year when he took me to a fancy restaurant on Valentine’s Day, which also happened to be our anniversary.

    Halfway through dinner, I see him get down on one knee and I immediately start crying. He looks up at me, completely shocked, and says “Oh, no, I just dropped my napkin.”

    As he sat back in his chair he started laughing and says, “I can’t believe you thought I was proposing.” He could tell I was hurt and made stupid jokes to try and ease the tension through the rest of dinner.

    When the check came, he flipped it over and wrote something down, then flipped it back over and said he was going to the restroom. When I looked up a few minutes later, I spotted him exiting the restaurant.

    I quickly grabbed the check on which he wrote, “You’re not the marrying type. Have a nice life, we’re through.” So not only did I get dumped on Valentine’s Day AND our one year anniversary, but I got stuck paying the bill on top of it. Major fail.” —Linda, 36

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  • 7. Pick Up The Wrong Bouquet
    7 / 10 7. Pick Up The Wrong Bouquet

    “My husband and I had only been married for about three years when he was forced to work a last-minute job away from home.

    Back then there were no cell phones, so I was left home alone on Valentine’s Day without an explanation. I was hurt, angry, and worried all at the same time.

    The next night he came home with a gift that he saw at a store on his way… a dozen artificial bright orange roses. My reception of this bouquet was not what he expected.

    I took one look and realized it was an arrangement for a cemetery marker! Let’s make sure we never confuse Valentine’s Day and Memorial Day.” —Stephanie, 59

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  • 8. Gift Her A Hint
    8 / 10 8. Gift Her A Hint

    “I had recently gained a couple of pounds and was feeling super insecure about it.

    My husband of six years decided he wanted to help and so for Valentine’s Day he got me a gym membership and a juicer.

    Let’s just say I didn’t talk to him for a couple of days!” —Denise, 46

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  • 9. Go Way Overboard
    9 / 10 9. Go Way Overboard

    “I had been dating this guy for a couple of months and things were clearly going nowhere. I was planning on breaking up with him before Valentine’s Day but he made such a big deal about celebrating it with me that I figured I’d give it a couple of days.

    After all, he wasn’t that bad. On Valentine’s Day we went out for dinner and had a blast. At the end of the night he finally said, “I want to give you your gift already!”

    I felt bad because I didn’t get him anything, so with a lot of hesitation I agreed to see what it was. He had tattooed my initials on his arm! I took one look at it and freaked out.

    I told him right then and there that we could no longer date, as our feelings were clearly not mutual.

    He didn’t take it very well and to this day has my initials tattooed on his arm as a reminder of how awful a person I was to him.” —Melissa, 39

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  • 10. Completely Forget
    10 / 10 10. Completely Forget

    “He got mad at me because I didn’t want to go out with him and five of his idiot friends to smoke weed and go to the Chinese buffet. He forgot it was Valentine’s Day.” —Cat, 30

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