This post was submitted by Jenny.
The guy I have been seeing for over a year entirely forgot my birthday. He had it marked on his calendar, has social media (my b-day is listed), & I told him a few times the week prior. I know he has the date memorized. Yet, he still spaced out.
He called me on my birthday after he got out of the gym and asked if I wanted to watch TV. So I went over there & he didn't say anything. I didn't say anything either. I was embarrassed for myself. It was a weekday so I wasn't going to go crazy and all out with friends until the weekend. All I wanted was to be wished a Happy Birthday. Womp womp.
On the weekend we hung out. He took me to get pizza & we watched a movie at his house. That was kind of nice since he never takes me out. But still, I was slightly upset. There was no acknowledgment.
In the evening I blurted out, "You really are clueless aren't you?" He replied, "What's wrong?" With a stern look on my face I said. "You forgot my birthday." He knew he messed up.
I left his house shaking my head. He was apologizing & saying he felt like crap, etc. He was tearing up when I left, in a very nice way. I gave him a hug & a sad, halfhearted smile. I really think I deserve better. At least give me a guy who would put in some effort after he messed up. All he has done is text that he is sorry & that I should forgive him, guys make mistakes, and I shouldn't be so upset.
There are other issues, like him being cheap with me, even with time spent with me. We've gone out a total of 2 times. The rest is just hanging out at his house. He is financially stable, has a home, and doable work hours. There really isn't any reason for him to forget me. He let the door slam in my face a few times. So I guess it is for the best I let this guy go.
But other than that, he is alright. I'm sure good guys forget birthdays all the time.
Has anyone forgotten your birthday?