You Shouldn't Have, Valentine Competition

Whilst the true origins of Valentine’s Day are widely thought as contentious, the recognised story of a sadly martyred roman priest – Saint Valentine – is notably understood as the inspiration behind what is meant to be the most romantic day of the year.

Valentine’s Day, now something of a commercial circus, is the day when loved ones are required to celebrate their devotion to one another with lavish gestures and expensive gifts; and singles are expected to reveal themselves as somebody’s admirer – which would ideally be received with the same enthusiasm and returned affection.

Naturally however, with such great expectations comes disappointment and heartache – or most unfortunately revulsion! Like us, perhaps you have experienced a similarly awkward, hilarious or simply tragic Valentine’s Day, whatever your experience we would love to hear from you.

Tell us about the worst Valentine’s Day gift that you have ever received. Share your story for the chance to win an incredible hamper full of wonderful prizes, worth over £2000*. You can also read the stories submitted so far and vote for your favourite. The winning story will be selected by our Editors from all qualifying entries. We can’t wait to read your story, so get writing!

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