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Cringe! Reddit users reveal the most embarrassing things they've done for love...

With April Fool's Day upon us, here's a timely reminder, courtesy of over-sharing Reddit users (who shall remain anonymous) that love is capable of making fools of us all...


THE ONE WHO THOUGHT HE WAS KEANU REEVES...

"I wore a floor length leather jacket to our first date because The Matrix was really cool at the time."


THE ONE WHO DEMANDED A DAILY AGENDA...

"I would send my girlfriend emails to let her know my daily plan and everything I was doing.. and I would expect the same from her. No wonder she dumped me after four months. My lack of self esteem made me the clingiest."


THE COLD CALLED WHO WOULDN'T GIVE UP...

"There was this guy that I used to [date] that lived on a lagoon. We knew another person that lived nearby, so we could use her paddle boat to pass by the back of his house. We didn't see him out in the yard, so desperate and hormone fueled young me starts yelling his name to see if he'd come out (this was pre-cellphones). I yelled and yelled for a long time, doing circles in the paddle boat, and the friend I was with was like "dude, give it up, he's not home". But he was home, he told us later that his whole family was sitting down to eat and heard me screaming his name over and over. So embarrassing."


THE ONE WITH THE FIVE SECOND RULE...

"We weren't official yet so when he held my hand in public I told him we can only do it for five seconds at a time and i would literally count down, out loud, the seconds. We still joke about it and I still cringe."


THE ONE WITH THE VERY UNDERSTANDING MOTHER...

"If a text went unanswered for more than 5-7 minutes, I would hit resend. Again and again. And this was like 2007 so phone plans were not what they are now and I was using my moms which had no texting included. Poor guy and poor parents phone bill."


THE ONE WHO WOULDN'T GO FIRST...

"Early in my current relationship, neither myself nor my girlfriend wanted to be the first to say 'I love you'. To avoid saying it I once said 'I like you with all the likes in the world'."


THE KISS THAT WENT WRONG...

"I wanted to try and do the thing from the movies where you passionately grab the other person on both sides of their face and pull them into a dramatic kiss. I ended up smushing his face to the point where he looked like he was sucking on a lemon and got pushed into a glass door. He was nice about it though. The second kiss was much calmer and sweeter."


THE ONE WITH SUSHI...

"We were 16 and we both loved sushi. After payday we’d go to our favorite spot and feed sushi to each other for hours, one roll at a time. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, we would KISS EACH ROLL before shoving it into the others mouth..."


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.