Love Stinks

14 Articles

For some reason, the internet is not a big fan of romance.

  • Published 2 February 2021
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Here’s something interesting you may notice if you browse the Snopes fact check archive: Almost every rumor that gets sent our way about love is very specifically about romance gone wrong. It seems like people on the internet do not particularly care for love all that much, for some reason. As wedding singer Robbie Hart sang in the eponymous 1998 film, “Love Stinks!”

So for those of you who want to see jilted lovers, revenge, and drama on Valentine’s Day, this collection is for you.

P.S. Have a romantic legend that needs verification, or a revenge rumor that sounds too good to be true? Send your questions to Team Snopes.

Zoo: Name a Cockroach After Your Ex, And We’ll Feed it to a Predator Participants can reportedly watch the vindictively-themed feeding in real-time.
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Lowe’s vs. Home Depot Did the jilted wife of the owner of Home Depot create the Lowe's chain of...
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Is Burger King Distributing ‘Adult Meals’ and Toys for Valentine’s Day? Confusing media coverage led many social media users to believe Burger King was distributing "adult...
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Hooter’s Valentine’s Day Special Promises Free Wings for Photos of Your Ex A Valentine's Day special at Hooters promises free wings for photos of your ex.
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Yes, You Can Pay a Cat To Poop on an Ex’s Name This Valentine’s Day It’s a “smear campaign" like no other.
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long distance bill revenge
Long Distance Bill Revenge Woman gets revenge on former boyfriend by calling long-distance number and leaving his phone off...
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porsche revenge
The $50 Porsche Did a woman sell her partner's expensive new car for $50 after he ran off...
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Cement in Lover’s Car Revenge? Did a man fill a Cadillac supposedly belonging to his wife's lover with concrete?
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Is Trojan Selling Pre-Owned Condoms? While many companies are trying to be more green by recycling and reusing materials, there...
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Dating Disasters: The Dog Watch A young man tries to distract his date's parents from his dinnertime faux pas by...
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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not? A woman discovers via a radio program call-in stunt that her long-time boyfriend is married.
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Craigslist Gold Digger Woman advertises on Craigslist for a rich husband, receives advice about 'depreciating assets.'
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Is January the Break-up Month? Divorce attorneys have long acknowledged January and February are among their most bountiful months for...
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