Valentine’s Day (February 14) is a holiday that is equally loved and reviled around the world. If you’re in a relationship, the day can mean an outpouring of love from your significant other in the form of flowers, dinner, chocolate, and all around romance. If you’re single, it can make you feel all the more alone. Then there are the Valentine’s Day ideas that are completely, horribly misguided, leading to some serious V-Day fails.
Hate Valentine’s Day? Well, the Internet has a way of leveling the playing field and these weird, sad Valentines are just for you. For every guy nailing it with the perfect flowers and Valentine’s Day date night, there’s an anti-Valentine doppelganger lurking around every corner. For each romantic dinner, there’s a trip to a nearby fast-food joint. For every grand bouquet of roses, there’s a bundle of weeds.
Still, there are those who want to participate in the day, but just don’t quite get it. They attempt to shower their significant others with affection, but still get it wrong. This list is dedicated to the good (in a bad way), the bad, and the really ugly of Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, these strange and off-putting expressions of love will make you glad to be alone.