Our Valentine's Day Horror Stories, Illustrated For Your Pleasure

so much cringing.

illustrated by liz riccardi

Valentine's Day is a day of love both romantic, familial, friendly, and self. It's day of chocolate, lace, of flowers...oh, and hot-dog stalking, high butt dialing, and tripping balls in front of your mom. Yep. These kind of things happen.

Because this day can be dark and full of terrors, we asked our friends and colleagues to share their worst Valentine's Day horror stories. Truly, they did not disappoint. Regardless of your personal feelings about the day, there's no shame in allowing these tales of woe to bring you a little bit of joy. Happy V-Day to all!

Click through the gallery to read our horror stories.