1. The cruelest catch.
"My ex said he was busy doing stuff with his family, so I went out drinking with my single friends - and saw him in a bar I used to work at with another girl. I went in and bought a pint just to pour it all over him."
2. The rose ruse.
"Received a bunch of roses and a teddy bear in the post on Valentine's Day. No idea who they were from. The next day, my ex messaged me, 'hope you enjoyed the day thinking that someone actually likes you. They were from me'. At least the roses were expensive and pretty."
3. The stopover.
"My long-distance internet boyfriend of several years surprised me with a visit to my college dorm on February 13. It was the first time we met in person. We spent the day kissing and cuddling until I invited him to spend the night. Then he told me that he was actually just stopping through Illinois on his way to New York, where he was moving to live with his actual girlfriend."
4. The Harry Potter horror.
"My boyfriend planned for us to take a Harry Potter studio tour in London. The night before, he tells my friend he doesn't think he loves me. The next morning he says he's 'going to get breakfast' before we have to leave for the train and he never comes back. I didn't hear from him for two days and still haven't had a chance to go to the studio."
5. The fake out.
"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'."