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Love makes us all do some pretty crazy things and it all begins at the first strike of Cupid’s bow.
What at the time seems romantic and fairly reasonable can in hindsight make you cringe. Here 13 people share the lengths they went to impress a potential partner.
1. Love driver.
“I would go out of my way to catch the train home with him so we could talk, then I’d get off at his station and catch a bus all the way back to go to my actual home. One afternoon when he offered me a lift, I had to ‘fess up.”
2. Blooming love.
“I picked flowers at night and put them in front of her door. Not even a note, or a name, or anything, just the flowers. Even denied when she asked if they were mine. Don’t know what I was trying to accomplish there,” wrote one Reddit user. (Watch: MM staffers confess their last sex dream. Post continues after video.)
3. Sweet sounds.
“I tried to sing her a song while playing it on the piano. I can’t sing. I can’t play piano, I just knew the basic tune and knew that the higher notes were to the left on the keyboard,” said a Redditor.
“I didn’t even know the words to the song. Looking back, it was pretty obvious she didn’t even want me to sing to her, she was being polite.”
4. Music whizz.
“I pretended to know who Mogwai was to impress a boy and ended up going to one of their concerts alone just to prove I was ultra cool and chill. (Spoiler: going to see a bunch of Scottish dudes in their 40s play instrumental post-punk music on your own is as bad as it sounds).”
“I started doing French lessons. Those ended as soon as the relationship did.” (Post continues after gallery.)
6. Sports fan.
“I learnt ALL the rules of NRL. What a waste.”