“My boyfriend said “I love you” for the first time on Valentine’s Day while we were having sex. Romantic? Not so much. He prefaced it with “I love [insert female best friend’s name here]”.
Turns out he wanted to soften the blow of saying those ever so important words. It softened something, alright.”—abcdefgonow
“As a teen, I never got a valentine, while other girls at school would show off huge cards, teddies and chocolates. One year I had enough and wrote myself a fake card, and took it in.
But I struggle badly with lying, and in my guilt it all elaborated and elaborated until by 3pm I had been engaged, cheated on, and dumped, and was setting fire to the card on the school pathway shouting “you cheat! You cheat! It’s over!!” while I stamped all over it.
But no one cared anyway and the whole school of 700 students just trundled boredly past except for one withering ‘grow up, Jenny’.” — jennyb27