Whether you celebrate it or not, Valentine's Day is widely considered one of the sappiest of holidays. You shower your significant other with Valentine's Day gifts and flowers and maybe even a proposal. But for some people, Valentine's Day has gone a little too far. Making a reservation four months in advance? No, thank you! Overpriced gifts exchanged over dinner at a crowded restaurant? Hard pass! Thankfully for the Valentine's skeptics — or those who don't take the holiday too seriously — there are plenty of Valentine's Day memes and jokes that help to take the lovefest down a notch or two.
Though February 14 has become a day associated with love and affection, the origins of V-Day are surprisingly darker. Historians believe the holiday originated in ancient Rome during the feast of Lupercalia, which sounds... far from romantic if you read up on it. But no matter whether you take issue with the origins of Valentine's Day, just aren't big on the whole "public display of affection" thing, or would rather celebrate Singles Awareness Day, here are the best Valentine's Day memes to get you through the lovey-dovey holiday. Cynical or not, these Valentine's Day jokes are sure to make you crack a smile.
This discreet move
Wake me up when Valentine's Day ends, okay?
This understandable anticipation
Everyone knows February 15 is the real holiday.
This relatable feeling
Heart-shaped message of affection? No, thanks.
This necessary response
Again for the people in the back: No one!
This intimate relationship
Your office candy bowl will always be there for you (until it runs out of candy, of course).
This not-so-great fate
A very dismal Valentine's Day indeed.
This horrible betrayal
First of all, how dare you?
This savvy plan
The best money-saving move you can make in February.
This decent point
Two flowers can't feed an entire family, can it? We didn't think so.
This third wheel moment
That's enough with the PDA, everyone.
This reliable Valentine
You can always count on Team Snapchat to have your back.
This fair warning
And there's nowhere you can hide.
This cynical sentiment
Remember: You don't need a partner, because you can always perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself.
This annoyed observation
Miranda Priestly would never.
This ideal night in
Wifi and pizza are the only dates that beat Ben and Jerry's.
This incredible comeback
Hallmark really does run the show.
This perfect date
You can guarantee they won't talk through all the important scenes or eat all your popcorn.
This breaking update
But no news is good news, agreed?
This ingenious thinking
Well, when you put it like that...
Corinne Sullivan is an Editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers a variety of beats, including lifestyle, entertainment, relationships, shopping, and more. She can tell you everything you need to know about the love lives of A-listers, the coziest bedsheets, and the sex toys actually worth your $$$. She is also the author of the 2018 novel Indecent. Follow her on Instagram for cute pics of her pup and bébé.
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