Singletons are likely seeking refuge from the public displays of affection demonstrated by couples across the world today.
But many of the ‘romantic’ gestures featured here could make you relieved you aren’t in a relationship this Valentine’s Day.
The online gallery, compiled by BoredPanda, showcases some of the most unconventional – and occasionally downright bizarre – gifts people have received from their Valentine.
In many cases, disorganised lovers have been forced to resort to last minute options for their other halves, like uninspiring coupons or, in one case, a second-hand phones.
Elsewhere, a woman shared a photo of the bunch of asparagus she was presented with, instead of daffodils.
Whether the photos make you laugh or cringe, these photos might provide some comfort to anyone disappointed with the ‘same old’ red roses – or those spending the most loved-up day of the year on their lonesome.
In a hilarious new online gallery, BoredPanda has revealed some of the less than romantic gestures people have received on Valentine’s Day
Puns appear to be popular among the amorous with this person improvising with a chocolate bar
It is unlikely that E. coli springs to mind when you think of love and romance
One loved-up lady found a sure-fire way to keep other women away from her man
Hoping to surprise her boyfriend with a heart-shaped pizza, the company admitted that their efforts may have fallen short
A vintage Nokia phone is certainly one of the more unusual gifts to be given on February 14
This creative girlfriend used confectionery to spell out her feelings to her highly amused partner
Initially this gift was a sweet gesture, however, once the balloon popped it became creepier
This well-meaning man had intended to buy his wife a bunch of daffodils but came away with a bundle of asparagus
This girlfriend was less than amused at her boyfriend’s efforts to deliver her a dozen roses
Matthew is surely disappointed that he wasn’t gifted a cactus as the poem might have ended very differently
This father admitted that he thinks his daughter may be getting a little old for Valentine’s now
Vladimir Putin certainly makes a quirky choice when it comes to declaring your love
Here we have two very different concepts of a romantic Valentine’s night in for two
When the big day arrived this woman’s boyfriend presented her with an 18 carrot necklace
One crafty woman presented her boyfriend with a ‘bro-quet’ when February 14 arrived
This coupon promises a VERY lewd night, that is before it is unfolded, much to the recipient’s disappointment