Cathy Risden & Jody-Anne Lawrence, Lifestyle Writers
Valentine's Day should be a day of love and romantic bliss, but, unfortunately, there are a few of us that amid the merriment there is disappointment, and pain.
Here are some of the responses Flair got from readers about their worst Valentine's Day experience.
I received a gift and thought it was from the wrong person. She did it under the premise of a secret admirer and I assumed that it was from someone else. Not a Happy Valentine's Day. I was very embarrassed.
- A. K.
I got a bottle of wine and a book from my stalker. It was a nice gift and I was initially excited until I found out it was from him. He went through the book underlining letters that would unveil a message. It was just plain creepy. I was not much of a Valentine's girl before, but that spoiled Valentine's Day for me further. That day just painfully reminds me of him.
My worst Valentine was when I had to work at Mona Visitors' Lodge in 2010. There were a lot of couples. It was difficult to see people happy while I had to be working. What made it worse was even if I had someone at the time, I still would not have been able to have any fun, because I could not carry her to the event.
My best friend, who became by boyfriend, broke up with me at 12:07 a.m., February 14, 2008. I should have known something was up when he gave me my Valentine's gift early. I grew from that, trust me! It was in my mid-semester. I had to blank that part of my life out.
My worst Valentine's Day experience was when my girlfriend showed up late for our romantic dinner. It threw me off and caused us to argue for the rest of the night.
Tips for having a wonderful
❏ Be on time.
❏ Dress sexy, but classy.
❏ Get all dolled up the day before.
❏ Do not use your phone while spending quality time with your lover.
❏ Try to get time off from work or request to leave early.
❏ Be open-minded and show appreciation for the effort your partner made to make the day a memorable one.