Written by Samantha
Flowers, chocolate, candles, moonlit walks with the perfect man. Valentine’s Day. The one day each year that all of our romantic dreams come true…… or not. Actually….. Valentine’s Day is often a huge let down. Maybe it’s because of high expectations…… or sometimes because we’re so desperate for a date on Valentine’s day that anyone will do. Not that I speak from experience or anything. Sometimes it’s because our idea of what Valentine’s day should be isn’t the same as his idea.
I will always remember my first Valentine’s day with my husband. Looking back, its hard not to laugh. (Not at him, at myself.) He gave me a card and a 4 foot teddy bear. Surely the bear wasn’t the gift. I just knew there was a treausre waiting for me in the card….. no. Maybe hidden in the heart the bear was holding? No. What was I supposed to do with a giant teddy bear? Where would I store it? I didn;t hide my disappointment very well. I’m not sure what I was expecting exactly but that wasn’t it. We hadn’t made dinner reservations and we couldn’t get in anywhere. We finally found a place that was still taking names- after 2 hours we were seated.
Now we make dinner reservations in advance- followed by a movie. We’re home by 10 . We exchange cards and that’s enough.
I’ve heard some funny Valentine’s Day experiences over the years. We want to hear about your worst V-day date or embarrassing experience (I have one I’ll share later…….) Blind date gone wrong? Stood up? Dumped on the most romantic day of the year? Most of us have been there. Share your Valentine’s Day disappointments with your friends at Imperfect Women. We won’t tell anyone.