7 People Reveal How They Got Dumped On Valentine’s Day & You’ll Cringe

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No matter your relationship status, at some point in your life, you've probably had a less-than-stellar Valentine's Day. Maybe it was in fifth grade when your crush from down the block ignored the Valentine you stuck in their mailbox, or maybe it was high school when you were the only single person at the dance. Whatever the case, Valentine's Day can be disappointing. The good news is, you aren't alone, and reading these stories about people revealing how they got dumped on Valentine’s Day might make you feel a tiny bit better. (And maybe a little bad for them.)

Sure, Valentine's Day is "the most romantic day of the year," but with that comes a lot of pressure. Regardless of your relationship status, it can be super stressful. If you have a serious partner, you might worry you aren't doing enough for them, and if you're single, you might feel extra single on Valentine's Day. (Add to that how hard it is to get a reservation anywhere during Valentine's week, making it next to impossible to even celebrate your galentines.)

If even the thought of Valentine's Day makes you cringe, think about how it could always be worse. Enter: the stories below. Anyone who gets dumped on Valentine's Day gets complaining rights for life. (And maybe champagne at every bar for eternity? Just a thought!)

1. This Super Bowl Bliss Led To A Valentine's Day Miss.

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The year was 2010. Sigh. Lost my virginity to this dude. In his car. On Super Bowl Sunday. Valentine's day comes and I'm walking on sunshine. Out of the blue I get a text from him, it was short. He briefly tells me there's no connection and he's breaking up with me.
I dated girls the rest of high school.

u/Khalynhink

2. This Is Actually The Worst.

I was 17. My boyfriend of a year broke up with me over the phone while I was visiting my dad in another city. An hour later, my mother called sobbing because she'd had a knock-down drag-out fight with her boyfriend. My stepmom had been verbally abused and then called into work by her heinous boss (it was a Saturday).
My poor shellshocked father, dealing with three crying women, tried to make it better by taking my stepmom and I to a movie at the end of the day. My stepmom was really late getting out of work, so we missed the movie we wanted to see and settled for something none of us really cared about, just so we'd have something to do.
After the movie we went to dinner. My dad dropped my stepmom and I off in front of the restaurant and then pulled around the corner to park and was hit by an oncoming car. He was fine, but the car was totalled.
Worst Valentine's Day ever.

u/hangoneveryword

3. High School Sucks.

First Valentine's day I had a boyfriend he dumped me. Only he didn't even do the dumping, but made my friend tell me when i arrived to meet him with his gift. Ah, high school.

u/spankenstein

4. Ugh, Come On.

I was once dumped on Valentine's Day, in a text message, sent from a borrowed cell phone, by a guy who had made a huge deal multiple times about how his mom had always raised him to be a gentleman.

u/wisebloodfoolheart

5. This Is Honestly A Terrible Way To Get Dumped.

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[I got dumped] on Valentines after five years, I'd been working on learning to cook for the past months so I could make a stunning meal. Safe to say my enthusiasm for cooking has been burnt out and I prefer my old-school noodles and pasta.

u/BoogieTheHedgehog

6. Wow.

Last year the guy I was dating was planning to be out of town on Valentine's Day for work, so I was teaching a three-hour ceramics class. For the few days leading up to V-Day, he's dropping hints like he may fly in to see me to celebrate. Instead, he calls me during the 30-minute break in the middle of my ceramics class to break up with me to go back to his ex-girlfriend in a grand gesture because of the holiday.
So last year I cried while teaching a ceramics class because I got dumped on Valentine's Day.

u/UrbanChicken21

7. What A Jerk.

When I was at university, my boyfriend at the time phoned me up on Valentines day whilst on his break at work and dumped me. I asked him if I had done something because it came from nowhere, but he told me his break was up and couldn't talk anymore. So he just hung up.
Coward.

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If you get dumped on Valentine's Day, remember: You aren't alone, and you deserve someone who appreciates you every day of the year. In short, thank u, next!

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