At some point in life, we have all done something outrageous for the one we can’t live without. Some people tend to put way too much effort into proving their love for that special someone (all by choice.) In most cases, their efforts turn out quite creepy.
In this article, 24 people share The Cringiest Thing Someone Has Done To Prove Their Love.
[Source can be found at the end of the article]
Told him I wouldn’t date him so he rode his bike into the front of my truck while I was going like 5mph in a parking lot, dramatically threw himself over my hood and acted like he was dying so people would call 911. He thought he could guilt me into dating him. It didn’t work.
2. The fairytale love.
There was a girl in high school who had a crush on me. She also believed that she was like, a fairy princess from another realm and she had twin daughters there and ruled over it all or something? I didn’t understand it then, and I definitely don’t now.
Long story short she wound up telling me that she was stuck in our realm because she was giving her immortality up for my love.
It was a nice thought and I doubt someone will ever kiss eternal life away for me again, but definitely the creepiest and cringiest way someone’s proved their love for me.
3. Its all for you, dear!
My boyfriend at the time made me a cake for my birthday but wouldn’t let me share it with anyone because he “made it for me. So I basically had to eat an entire birthday cake by myself. Very strange.
4. Whatever you do, do not ruin the book!
Girlfriend stole my favorite book, put lipstick kisses and oil all over the maps and prologue. I had that book for years. Was certainly the reason we broke up. That and her death threats.
5. She really won the lottery there.
My ex and I used to share an apartment. When we split up (I broke up with him after he did something unacceptable, but that’s another story), he moved in with his parents and I kept the place.
He returned his key to me. I walked past the front door one day and noticed an envelope had been slid under the door at some point while I was home. The only thing written on it was my fist name. I opened it. There was a very messy, clearly tear-stained letter wishing me a happy birthday and telling me how much I was missed.
There were also about 10 scratch-off lottery tickets for my birthday. Thing is, he was 2 weeks off on my birthday and had partially scratched off a few of the tickets. I know some of these stories are much worse, but it weirded me out.
6. In love or just lonely?
Well, I just went on a date where a guy bought me a gift basket (after meeting me once for an hour) with a mug in it that said “I love you a latte.
He proceeded to talk about us having sex through the whole dinner, and said, “You’re really doing it for me right now. He jokingly said I could check and see if he had an erection under the table. There were more awkward things, but definitely not a second date.
7. Is that a threat?
I broke up with someone (after he previously wouldn’t accept the breakup), and he left a rose on my door step with a torn piece out of The Crow graphic novel that said, “My valentine has hollow eyes.
8. Cringey but creative.
There was a girl in elementary school who wore a pair of lamb pyjamas on pyjama day (my last name is Lamb), and wrote my first name all over her shirt.
9. Sister to the rescue!
My ex and I were long distance. He was extremely unstable (he told me he loved me… two hours after we met. Didn’t even know my first name). One night, we got into a fight, and I told him I was going to bed. He kept calling me over and over, and around the third or fourth time I put my phone on silent. I told him I needed to sleep, and to stop calling me.
Fell asleep. Woke up in the morning, had a solid 40 missed calls. And the only reason he stopped calling me was because my sister and I were sharing a room at the time, and she saw that he was calling, and she answered and tried to talk to him to calm him down. They were on the phone for about an hour.
10. Oh, young love.
In high school, I had a friend who I cared about deeply but whose romantic advances I’d turned down several times. I came back to my house one day during the summer of senior year, and he had left a copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ on my bed with a note that said, “You’ll always be my Daisy.”
To this day, I don’t quite know whether to be touched, offended, or slightly creeped out. Had it not been for that though, I probably never would have picked up Gatsby again. Now I read it every few years, and I still have yet to find much redeeming about Daisy.
11. Who are you? What are we?
We were 14, I think. He cut his arm with his compass in a quiet part of class and then bled on a page of my notebook. Then said, “My life and blood are yours, my Queen.”
We hardly knew each other.
12. It just keeps getting worse
I dated a guy in high school a few times and decided not to go out with him anymore after he drove out to a dark road and tried the old “put out or get out” thing. I told him to get bent and jogged home. Anyway, he had his mom call me and ask me if he could have another chance.
When that didn’t work, he snuck out of the house and put valentine message hearts all over the hood of my car in the shape of a heart for me to find the next morning. Unfortunately, it rained and I didn’t discover the hearts until they had melted in the rain and then been baked into my car paint by the sun.
After I threw a fit about my car, he got his buddies together and they all sang “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” to me in the cafeteria.
13. No cruising. Its over!
I was this guy’s first girlfriend and in the process of breaking up with him (sitting next to him on the bed and telling him it wasn’t working out and I wasn’t happy and I was ending the relationship), he clutched my arm and wouldn’t let go. I kept saying listen, this is over, I’m going now, and he kept hanging onto my arm with both arms and begging for a second chance. The kicker? “Please don’t go! I’ll take you on a cruise!”
Uh, thanks, but no thanks.
14. Wrong accusations.
Broke up with my ex-boyfriend after a long on-again-off-again relationship. He still continued to call me every day and leave messages. Many months later I moved on and got into a serious relationship with someone else and was happy.
One early morning, I was at work but away from my desk. One of the IT guys found me and gave me my phone saying it was ringing NON STOP. It was the ex.
As I went to open my phone he was calling me. I picked up only for him to tell me that I gave him an STD and his GRANDMOTHER is in the background saying, Yea, you gave him something!
I have never in my life had an STD and told him we havent been together for almost a year and knew it wasnt me! You know what he said? Its ok, the doctor said its curable come to dinner with me to tonight. I hung up, changed my number, made an appointment to prove I do not have anything, and called my boyfriend to let him know what just happened.
Doctor said I was clean and I should consider a restraining order as this was not the first time he heard of a situation like this to keep a girlfriend/boyfriend.
15. Too soon.
We’d been on one date when he decided to spell out my name in giant letters with rocks on a hill side during a super drunken teenage party. He did it in front of all my friends and then loudly professed his love for me. I know it was supposed to be romantic and cute, but I honestly just found it way too much, way too soon… It just came across as, at best weird, and mostly super uncomfortable. There was not a second date. I was 16, he was 19.
16. Know your own worth.
After hanging out with him twice he told me he said my skin was so soft that he wanted to wear it. He told me he wrote to his grandmother about how I was “the one. When I stopped answering his calls, he sent me a Facebook message saying I changed his life, how he was planning to shoot up a mall before he met me. He also advised my now-husband to kill himself.
Always follow your gut. If someone seems a bit off, don’t hang out with them just to be nice.
17. High school love.
My ex used to tuck his chin to make his eyes look bigger, along with opening his eyes as wide as he could. Once he would be in this O_O position, he would start quivering his bottom lip like he was about to cry. Then he would pitch his voice as high as he could and go, “Wah-wah-wahkwoonbay…I fink I…I wuv ywoo!!”
Ah, high school.
18. Is dreaming better than reality?
I broke up with him after less than a year of dating. He was 100% a rebound after a long term relationship, and even told him we could never really go anywhere. He was very upset about the break up, and would still try to contact me even though I turned him down every time.
I was in my mid 20s, and lived alone and went out a lot. One night, pretty tipsy, came home alone and passed out. I had this weird dream that he was in my apartment and was like cleaning my apartment, giving me a massage and like strangely rubbing my feet. I woke up with this creeped out feeling. Odd, I hadn’t remembered doing the dishes before bed, nor taking the trash out. Then I checked my phone, and it’s a text from him: “I hope you are happy with the apartment, and I enjoyed the time giving you the massage.
19. The vagina slang term tops it all!
I had gone on two dates with this one girl. She was friends with my female roommate at the time. I was out with a couple friends, and we decided to come back to my place to get ready for going out to the bars. We walk into my bathroom (brush teeth, comb hair, cologne, etc) and on both mirrors, scrawled in lipstick, is this long message about being in love with me.
The worst part was one specific phrase that topped the awkward charts. “You make my Giney throb”.
Apparently “Giney” was some weird slang for vagina.
20. No matter what, its still done and over with.
I broke up with a girl that I caught red handed cheating on me and after a few days of cringey “take me back” and “I love you” texts and voicemails I got a phone call from an unknown number. Was her mum telling me my ex was in hospital from having tried to kill herself and that she was in a bad way.
Now I hadnt planned on ending it on bad terms of anything and I was being civil, etc. So being the nice guy I was at the time I got in my car and went to see her. Turned out she’d just cut her wrists in an attempt to draw me back. She was over the moon I’d went to visit her and wanted a cuddle and a kiss etc, telling me she loved me and glad I was there to which I responded, We’re still broken up I just came to make sure youre ok, and you are.” And I left.
Got some abusive calls and texts after that, even a phone call from the guy I caught her with apologising to me and wanting to go for a pint (what?). Got a text from her older brother (who scared me because he was huge and your typical jerk) saying he was disappointed in his sister and hoped that I was ok so that was nice.
21. A night of drama.
When I was in high school, my ex-boyfriend camped outside my house after I broke up with him. He barged into the house when he thought I was alone (my best friend was there). Then he threatened to hurt himself if I didn’t get back with him. Of course I told him no, so he proceeded to stab himself in the arm with an ice pick.
My best friend (female) tackled and subdued him. My parents got home and we all took him back to his house and had a very long talk with his parents. Never seen him since.
22. The clingiest neighbor.
My neighbor hits on me constantly and I have made it very, very obvious that I don’t want him. I just like his dog, but I can’t say hi to his dog without him asking me for the millionth time to lunch.
He had my phone number because a while back, a hurricane was coming so I tried to stay in contact with my neighbors. He sends me flower emojis, he sends me pics of sunsets, he keeps saying, “You just love ignoring me, don’t you.”
It has gotten to a point where, the other night when I was coming home late at night, I see a guy behind the bushes with a dog. I’m thinking, ah, it’s my neighbor, I have to deal with this all over again. Then I realized it was someone else. This is when I realized that I really, truly have a problem: the thought of, “Oh it’s ok, it’s just some other scary looking guy in the bushes with a pit bull, looking in my direction late at night” actually gave me relief.
I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried avoiding him, not talking to him, Ive tried flat out rejecting him.
I don’t know what to do.
23. Next-level obsession.
Backstory: In high school I was into the whole punk scene. I had the obligatory custom jacket with patches and rivets; the tall, liberty-spiked hair; and a nice, 4-piece collection of tight, plaid pants.
Anyway, this one broody, half-punk/half-goth girl took a liking to me one day. I noticed she was always staring at me from across the school, behind a table, whatever. I basically brushed her off.
One day she comes to school wearing the same plaid pants as me. I was a little bit pissed. It was a small, conservative school. Plaid pants were sort of “my thing”. People clearly noticed. Still, I brushed it off.
The next day, she wears the same pants as me again – and these are in a different colour! It’s a bit uncanny. The process repeats for a couple weeks. I’m genuinely confused. People started asking if we did it on purpose (continued).
I have to face her. We get to talking, kind of laugh about it. It’s all a strange style we share; why we match 90% of the time is a mystery! We start hanging out every now and then. That’s when I find out that she has all kinds of notes about me. As in, within a notebook. Charts out where I go, what I eat, what I wear. She has a calendar with actions that I repeat that I never even realized. As it turns out, due to my wash schedule (we went to school in a dirt field with no changing rooms, so PE got your day clothes incredibly dusty and muddy), I repeated the same colour pants on the same days with pretty reliable frequency.
Anyway we’ve been a couple since we were 14 years old; together for 14 years now, and married for ten of those.
24. It could be worse.
Something I did in high school. Made a boy brownies, cut them up and put them on a plate, under the stack of brownies was my phone number.
It’s really not that bad but I cant help but cringe at myself.
25. More like sweet terror.
Once, I took off my socks and he sniffed them. Then he says in front of my parents and grandparents, “Ahhhh sweet nectar.”
26. No song can save you.
Had this drunken girl come to my old apartment building to try and serenade me. She had forgotten what apartment I was in and ended up going to each apartment and playing outside their doors until someone finally called the cops.
27. Please put the marker away.
My colleague, on my second day of a new job, used the whiteboard to draw a stick figure illustration of the two of us and our future kids.
28. It isn’t official until he gets your name tattooed on his body.
He got a tattoo of my name on his arm. We only made out once at a party and I had no interest to date but apparently he took it to heart. It was embarrassing to have to tell people he was not my boyfriend and they would look at me like I had three heads.
This followed me around for years as I was raised in a small town.
29. Youll never get away from me!
I broke up with my boyfriend of three years in high school. His older sister drove to my house and asked me to sit in her car and talk about it. She was cool, so I did. After trying to persuade me to take him back, and me strongly refusing she tells me she has something for me in the trunk. We get out, go back and open the trunk and he is in the trunk. Crying and begging me to get back with him. I refused.