Do these dating disasters leave you sobbing in the aisle?
"I do think the night may have ‘doom’ written into it"
Valentine date disasters: Maybe disaster is too strong a word, it is after all only one day out of 365, and dating during the other 364 can be equally unsettling. That said if you are asked out on Valentine’s Day, the bar has already been set. Expectations are high - although not for the originator of the day, who was a strong supporter of love and marriage which sadly led to his execution on February 14th 270 AD.
I have in my time made love tokens and heart shaped jelly. Obviously I have waited for cards to appear that didn’t and even spent the 14th moodily stalking my flat when dry January had turned into dateless February. I do think the night may have ‘doom’ written into it. My worst was turning up to ‘Abba Voyage’, an outing I was excessively excited about, only to arrive at the box office to discover that my beloved who had booked the evening had forgotten to buy the actual tickets. I did try to be brave, but there is still a little hole in my heart that will only be filled by dancing in the aisle.
Prompted by my own misfortune I put the word out, and now I am really surprised that anyone goes out anywhere on the 14th, especially on a first date...
💔 "He took me for a romantic weekend away, and it turned out he was an insomniac, who liked to play air guitar and sang Metallica all night. He thought this was cool and sexy, I staggered out of the hotel room at 3am, slept in the lobby and caught the first train home". - A little guitar, air or otherwise goes a long way. Remember ‘Beach Ken’ in Barbie.‘?
💔 "I do think if you are very short maybe a blue rubber suit isn’t the best choice. My first thought was ‘he looks like a Smurf’." - Wardrobe malfunction. We’ve all been there.
💔 And just to add balance this one is from a male friend….
"I went out with this woman who couldn’t control her dog, introduced me to one of exes who had just ‘popped’ into the pub and at the end of the evening she had to be poured into the taxi, such was her drunkenness"- There is a happy end to this disastrous date - they got married.
The moral of all these tales is don’t go all out to impress, and if this is the first time you have spent anytime together well really you couldn’t do better than go on an Indy experience. It gives you lots to talk about, fills in any awkward pauses, and above all it’s going to fun.