Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us and, in this age of advanced telecommunications, all it takes is an email, a tweet, a Facebook status upate or even an Instagrammed selfie to share your love – and we have just the collection to help.
Flowers wither, chocolates are bad for your teeth and you’ll feel differently about that bottle of wine in the morning – but a good meme will always make you smile.
In case you were wondering, we have poet Geoffrey Chaucer and his pals to thank for the romantic associations of what started out as the Feast of Saint Valentine. By the 18th century, courting couples in England were doling out flowers, confectionery and love letters to the objects of their affection.
It was in the 19th century that handwritten valentines gave way to the mass-produced greeting cards lining every store-front today. But who needs all that paper when you’ve got a worldwide web of digital images, right?
A sure-fire hit is anything that involves an adorable animal.
Even if that animal resembles a historical monster.
If animals don’t float your boat, actor Ryan Gosling can always be called upon for some charm.
However, tread carefully going the meme-based valentine route, as you may encounter this level of Wonka sarcasm.
Of course, we know, there are some of you out there who aren’t into the spirit of Valentine’s Day.
For some, it’s just any old date on the calendar.
Some might poke fun at those spending Valentine’s Day alone.
But what’s to stop you from celebrating your single-hood?
This year, the internet has gone head over heels for Valentine’s e-cards that resemble the poorly made (but wholly cherished) offerings from children’s arts and crafts. Complete with dodgy image cut-outs and terrible font choices (Comic Sans is preferable), we’ve picked out our favourite geeky greetings below.
Whatever you get up to this Valentine’s Day, let’s not forget, we still have the day after to celebrate, too.