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Valentine's Day: Expectation Vs. Reality 

Ashley Reign
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No matter how great your significant other is, almost everyone has been disappointed on Valentine's Day at least once in their lives. Thanks to all the media hype, there's no way the real V-Day can live up to the expectations we create in our heads. Chocolates, roses, and candlelit dinners may be the norm in movies and on TV, but real Valentine's Day traditions are usually more obligation than romance.

To make you feel a little better about all those times you spent Valentine's Day celebrating with The Notebook or a "fancy dinner" at White Castle, we’ve gathered a collection of Valentine’s Day expectation vs. reality photos to assure you that you are not alone in your Valentine’s Day disappointment.

So whether you’re a little nervous about upcoming Valentine’s Day plans or are still trying to get over V-Days past, you can at least find comfort in camaraderie. Although we may not be able to fix whatever disasters have befallen you before, we can offer you the precious reassurance that you’re not alone. 

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When Your Lover Treats You to a Romantic Meal
When Your Lover Treats Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Valentine's Day: Expectation Vs. Reality
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When He Says He's Got the Drinks Covered
When He Says He's Got th... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Valentine's Day: Expectation Vs. Reality
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When Your Kid Says He Picked You a Flower from Daddy's Best Friend's Backyard
When Your Kid Says He Pi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Valentine's Day: Expectation Vs. Reality
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When You Hear That Knock at the Door
When You Hear That Knock... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Valentine's Day: Expectation Vs. Reality
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