Don't have a Valentine's Day dating mishap

Jessica Priest By Jessica Priest

Feb. 12, 2014 at 3:04 p.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.

   Blaine Hefner for The Victoria Advocate

You can have good dates, you can have bad dates, but you don't want to blow it on Valentine's Day. Here are a few funny and woeful tales from our readers who have kissed one too many frogs:

"We were supposed to go to the movies, and I told him I had kids (ages 1 and 4 months). I guess he didn't believe me. Once he saw me and my kids at ("The Lone Ranger") movie, he left. I caught him in a lie. He said, 'I had to go to the restroom.' So I asked, 'You left because you had to go to the restroom?' And he said, 'Oh no, I have to call my lawyer.' It was so weird." - Marie Hopes, 21, of Edna, barista

"I met my second husband the day I was walking down the aisle the first time. He was my now ex-husband's best man. I will say that as I was walking down the aisle, I had never seen him before. He didn't go to the rehearsal dinner or anything. I looked up, and there's my future husband, and there's the best man, and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, who in the hell is that, and why wasn't I introduced to him?' ... We did not see each other for 18 years after that. We met at church. ... We were married for three years, eleven months and two days." - Bridgitt Heinold, 51, of Victoria

"We went to lunch at Joe's Crab Shack in Corpus Christi, and I ended up going to the emergency room for boy problems. My dad took me, and we didn't bother to bring anyone else. ... It was a group of us, and she (my date) didn't really know anyone else that was there, so she had to spend the day with them, and she was really shy." - Sam Hernandez, 17, of Rockport

"I think the worst one was when I'd met a guy online and he asked me out. He took me to like Olive Garden or somewhere fancy like that, and we ordered. The date went good until they brought the check, and he asked if I could cover it. Needless to say, I asked him to take me home and never called him again." - Shana Barrett, 32, of Victoria, medical assistant

"My husband decided he wanted to take me to dinner for Valentine's Day. Figuring he would take me to a fancy restaurant, I decided to doll myself up in every nice thing I own only to find out he was taking me to Skillets (a pancake house). Needless to say, I got a lot of funny looks that night. Not to mention the rose I got - from our waitress. That story was when we first met in 1987. He learned his lesson." - Ileana Sanchez Gaona, 47, of Bloomington, stay-at-home mom

"I once forgot to put on shoes/sandals to go out with my girlfriend at the time (when I was 21 or 22) and didn't even notice until we got to our destination, Texas Roadhouse. I was not about to walk barefoot in that place. There are peanut shells all over the floor." - Andrew Cano, 29, of Victoria, Dow Chemicals



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