Most awkward Valentine’s Day experiences that will make you cringe

Valentine’s Day 2020 is almost upon us, but it seems like the most romantic day of the year is lost on many people across the UK.

Valentine’s Day means a lot of different things to people, but for many it is a day to spend with the ones you love.

Whether it be giving someone a card, flowers or eating dinner out, Valentine’s Day is a romantic day.

Feeling more single than ever, some may even attempt to meet someone first the first time and go on a date.

And sometimes these dates don’t exactly go to plan.

Coconut water brand Vita Coco has compiled the UK’s biggest Valentine’s Day faux pas.

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Vita Coco plans to install a number of emergency “love” kits across London tomorrow – and by the looks of things many are going to need it.

Here are some of the most awkward and hilarious Valentine’s Day experiences that will make you cringe.

Rachel, 29, from Leedssaid: “I went on a first date a few years ago and I knew instantly that it wasn’t going to go anywhere, he just wasn’t my type.

“We had a nice evening and when I asked him if we could go halves on the meal and drinks, he insisted on paying for everything.

“A couple of days later I was honest with him and told him that I didn’t feel it was going to go anywhere so he sent me his bank details and asked me to pay him for half of the meal and his train ticket!”

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Craig, 31, from Newcastle said: “I was friends with a girl and found out she fancied me, but I didn’t feel the same way. It only got awkward when she actually asked me out and I had to tell her no.

“I thought we’d put it all behind us and we became friends again and often went to the cinema together.

“One evening she recommended we go to see a film together and I didn’t think anything of it until my friends told me it was Valentine’s Day and she thought it was a date. It’s been really awkward ever since.”

Lucy, 27, from Harrogate said: “Last year I broke up with my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. He kicked me out of his car and made me walk three miles home alone. Need I say more?”

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Laura, 29, Oxford said: “I once went on a date with someone who insisted we went on a 2-4-1 deal night (Orange Wednesdays: for those of you who can recall).

“He then made me split the price of the one cinema ticket! So I stood outside the cinema, awkwardly sifting through pound coins to hand over to him right before our date…”

Charlie, 25, York said : “I turned up to a Bumble date only to discover I’d been catfished.

“Once we sat down for drinks, I proceeded to ‘go to the loo’ – I then snuck to the bar, paid my share and left. It costs to be a catfish!”

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Georgia, 19, London said: “A friend of mine met her date on the bus home from college and agreed to go out with him. It wasn’t until he expressed his views on the environment that she bolted – he thought that ‘people were stupid for not realising that global warming means that we’re getting closer and closer to the sun.’ No comment.””

Emma and Nancy, 23, Shipley said : “My friend and I worked as waitresses at a local restaurant and decided to take two of the pot washers out for a pity date to the local bowling alley.

“We ended up bowling on separate lanes, as they refused to take the support bumpers down and wanted to print off their scores at the end. Unsurprisingly, we didn’t see them again.”

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Naomi, 32, Sheffield said: “My boyfriend of ten years completely froze me out one Valentine's Day and didn't give me so much as a card. It wasn't until the following evening, when he proposed to me at dinner, that he told me it was all an act to wind me up. I think it’s safe to say it worked!”

Vita Coco is installing a number of emergency hydration “love kits” around the capital on Friday so you can “take a deep breath, limber up and tell that special person how you really feel”.

On Valentine’s Day, look out for the kits, which include a carton of Vita Coco Pressed, mint gum and a Valentine’s Day card, hidden across London’s streets.

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