‘My mother and father gatecrashed our Valentine’s Day – their questions left me mortified’

A pair revealed how their Valentine’s Day date turned out completely different than anticipated.

Erika was thrilled about her romantic dinner with Ollie, a colleague from Amazon, however issues took a flip for the more severe when he got here to choose her up.

Talking about their first date, Erika, 28, from Greater Manchester, stated: “We organized to fulfill one Thursday in February, the one day we might each try this week.

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“By likelihood, it turned out to be Valentine’s Day. Neither of us realised till a pair days earlier than, so it was way more intense than we would bargained for.”

Ollie, 29, recalled the moment he arrived at Erika’s house, as he added: “I went to choose Erika up for dinner from her mother and father’ home, they usually opened the door. To my horror, they have been carrying their coats and footwear.

“It clicked they had invited themselves to dinner. Erika’s face was everything I needed to know. She clearly had no idea this was going to happen and felt so bad. I started to think I was going to be running some sort of gauntlet.”

Erika feared she would not get a second date after the incident. “I was absolutely mortified and wanted the ground to swallow me up,” she stated. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought to myself, ‘Well, there’s no way I’m getting a second date after this!”

Erika and Ollie pose for a photo
Erika’s mother and father gatecrashed her first date with Ollie

“Once we got to the restaurant, we all sat down at the table like it was Lord Sugar’s boardroom. Ollie got absolutely grilled by my dad, and I was just praying he wouldn’t get ‘fired’.

“He was requested about his intentions, his life targets and 10-year-plan in addition to who he frolicked with and what his household did for a dwelling. My mother and father requested each query you would presumably consider. I simply sat there in shock. It was turning into an entire Valentine’s Day date catastrophe.

Erika and Ollie pose for a photo
Her dad specifically gave him a grilling

“Luckily, Ollie was brilliant; he held his ground and did a great job. They insisted on paying for the meal and invited us back to have drinks.”

Ollie and Erika’s story comes as a survey of Amazon UK staff reveals an unrivalled snapshot of modern-day relationships, together with largest turn-offs and the way it now takes the fashionable–day couple 68 days to fulfill one another’s mother and father.

For Ollie, it occurred at breakneck pace, nonetheless regardless of this, he clearly impressed Erika’s mother and father as a result of the pair, who’ve been collectively for 5 years now after assembly whereas working at Bolton’s new Amazon Fulfilment Centre, are getting married.

Keen to not repeat the dinner grilling, Ollie made positive to ask her pop for Erika’s hand earlier than popping the query. “He would’ve definitely been offended if I hadn’t, but I’m quite traditional in that sense anyway,” stated Ollie.

Erika and Ollie pose for a photo as she showed off her engagement ring
The pair are actually getting married

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Talking about how he requested for permission, Ollie stated: “Erika and I were away with her parents in Scotland for the week, and her dad and I went for a round of golf – something he and I both love. I paid for the two of us to play at this beautiful course, so I’d already buttered him up.

“Afterwards, we settled for a pint and I requested for his blessing to marry Erika. He exclaimed ‘What? Tonight?!’ I replied ‘No do not be daft – sooner or later sooner or later!’

A romantic getaway to Anglesey, Wales, noticed Ollie down on one knee. On an early morning stroll to the Twr Mawr lighthouse, he proposed to Erika together with his grandmother’s ring.