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Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories

Share the pain…

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY today and while that thought may fill you with delight, spare a thought for those who haven’t had such good Valentine’s Day experiences.

We had an ask around TheJournal.ie towers to find out some of the worst Valentine’s Day date stories out there and well… they didn’t hold back.

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There was that romantic trip to Paris that went awry…

 I went to Paris with an ex-girlfriend for Valentine’s weekend years ago and Aer Lingus lost her bag on the way over (She checked in a bag for two nights away!). We were both students so we were too poor to buy her any decent new clothes so we spent the weekend in a crappy hotel room watching CNN, waiting for her bag to show up. It arrived at the hotel while we were standing at reception waiting to check out.

And the ear re-piercing… on the first date

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(Like that would be ok on any date…)

I once had someone repierce my ear during a first date and I had to sit there with a bleeding ear for the remainder of the date…
This also happened in a cafe during the day.

 Of course, nothing says true love like a nose bleed…

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On the first date.

Went in for a kiss… the guy got a nosebleed. And I was wearing a white top.

Needless to say, there wasn’t a second date.

Throwing the feminism card in there…

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A friend of mine was on a Tinder first date with a guy when he began to pick his teeth with his fork. At the end, he told her he was a big believer in feminism so she should probably pay. He didn’t get a second date.

And last but not least…

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Another ‘friend’ story. Sure, happened to a ‘friend’.

A friend was on a date, and the girl asked if it was ok if they went to meet her friend who was also on a first date. He said, sure.
Got to the bar, and in walks the friend with her date… the guy’s dad.

So, there you have it. It’s a tough world out there, dating-wise.

What are your worst Valentine’s Day date tales? Let us know in the comments below.

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