With Valentine's Day approaching, one can't help but recall their most embarrassing romantic moments -- if only as a reminder to relax, take a chill pill and just ... "be yourself." And when I think over my most favorite embarrassing romantic moments in movies, right at the top of the list is this scene from Swingers. Growing up, I didn't know the proper way to pick up a girl, and the one or two times my idiot shtick actually worked -- well, let's just say I still get shivers whenever I leave a message on an answering machine.

It's almost impossible to promote just one scene from this film when there are so many memorable moments, but this one just hits you where it hurts -- and hopefully some of you will watch this and remember to wait two days ... or is it three?

Two fun facts about Swingers (via IMDB)
  • The movie is loosely based on the experiences writer Jon Favreau had when he first moved to LA. He had just broken up with a long term girlfriend and counted on his friends Vince Vaughn and Ron Livingston to cheer him up. The characters they play in the film are based on themselves.
  • The exterior and interior of Mike Peter's apartment was the actual building and room that Jon Favreau lived in at the time the film was filmed. Favreau's downstairs neighbor was actor Adam Scott.
Foul language warning

Bonus scene after the jump ...