Oh, Valentine’s Day… you can be oh-so-special sometimes, but you can also be oh-so-depressing at other times. The editors of Gurl.com have had some pretty awesome V-Day moments, but since we’re being honest: we’ve had our fair share of bad ones too. In the spirit of the holiday, we’ve decided to share our best and worst Valentine’s Day moments – and we want you to share yours too! Read ours (and prepare to giggle and say ‘aw’ a few times), and then tell us yours in the comments!
Julie’s Best V-Day Moment:
My best Valentine’s Day was a first date…on Valentine’s Day. I know! The guy asked me out the day before and promised to make the date as un-Valentine’s Day as possible to make a first date on V-Day less weird. We met up for burritos at a super divey Mexican place and then played board games for the rest of the evening. (I SMOKED him in Connect Four!) He capped off the night by giving me a Grandparent Appreciation Day card, which I found hilarious. It was a weird mish mosh of fun and a totally low pressure way to spend V-Day.
Melanie’s Best V-Day Moment:
My best Valentine’s day was last year. My boyfriend told me a random corner to meet him on—and then took me to this place where we painted pottery for each other, like little kids do at birthday parties! I made him a bowl with a little bat on it, and he made me a tea cup with a pink dolphin. It was silly and fun, and really just sweet.
Jessica’s Best V-Day Moment:
I am so not a fan of Valentine’s Day – even when I have a boyfriend, I’ve just never had a great experience. So I’d have to say that my best moment was the Feb. 14th I spent with my BFF’s. It was the first year we were ever all single together, and the four of us all bought each other cute lovey-dovey gifts that had to be under $15 each. We exchanged them while eating candies and watching The Notebook. I almost forgot I hated V-Day that year! Proof that best friends are totally the cure for anything.
Emerald’s Best V-Day Moment:
I don’t really believe in V Day, to be honest, so I’ve never celebrated it, but definitely my best Valentine’s Day was an Anti-Valentine’s Day party a few years ago. A bunch of friends got together, we made construction paper hearts just to rip them up, we baked heart cookies and viciously tore them a part with our teeth, we watched horror movies instead of love stories and danced to hard rock break-up songs. Hating love for a day was excellent.
Julie’s Worst V-Day Moment:
I’d have to say that my worst Valentine’s Day was my first V-Day in college. I was long distance with my boyfriend and he’d cancelled his plans to come visit me for the weekend. Instead of a romantic weekend, he sent me a wooden heart that he’d painted black and scrawled “You’re My Best Friend” in White Out. FRIEND? I mean, yeah, I always hope my boyfriends are my best friends, but this was Valentine’s Day, not Buddy Fest Day. Also, my boyfriend was a brilliant artist. He was majoring in fine arts! Sending me the black and white heart craft that would have gotten an F in most kindergarten art classes was so terrible. We actually became “just friends” shortly after.
Melanie’s Worst V-Day Moment:
My worst Valentine’s is kind of more my most ridiculous Valentine’s day. I was dating this guy who hated the whole concept of the holiday. So, on the big day, instead of a real gift, he gave me this hideously chintzy looking fake pink rose. Like, the kind your aunt buys at Michael’s to hot glue gun onto things. The explanation he gave was that the rose, like our love, would last forever—even if it ended up in a landfill, it wouldn’t decompose! Well, that love didn’t last, but I’m sure that rose is somewhere in a landfill, just as he predicted.
Jessica’s Worst V-Day Moment:
Like I said, V-Day is not my thing. BUT when I was 14 and dating my first boyfriend ever, I thought it might be a little more fun – it wasn’t. During school, couples and crushes used to buy each other Candy Grams and they would be passed out during the day. Every class, I waited for a stupid 50 cent Candy Gram from my BF, and every class, I didn’t get one. All day, everyone asked why he hadn’t gotten me one and by 8th period, I was literally in tears. It didn’t matter that he had gotten me a REAL present – all I wanted was that dumb Candy Gram. Worst high school Valentine’s Day ever!
Emerald’s Worst V-Day Moment:
My worst Valentine’s Day was probably first grade. I can’t remember his name now because it was so long ago, but it in art class we had to make V Day cards, not for each other, but just because what else do you do in school when you’re 6? To my surprise and total annoyance some kid in my class made me a card just to let me know how ugly I was. I probably replied with something like, “nuh-uh!” I wasn’t too clever back then, but still, what’s up with that?
What was your best V-Day moment? What was your worst? Share in the comments!
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