“I liked it, so I put a ring on it,” some men will announce, as if they’ve muzzled a dog.
And across London, the singles who have spent the weekend binge-watching Making a Murderer will roll their eyes justly and delete Tinder. Those unlucky few who have recently stumbled into blossoming relationships and now face a Valentine’s Day of uncertainty.
If you are having your first date with someone over the Valentine’s Day weekend, then you either scheduled it accidentally or are feeling pretty confident that they might be worth making an effort for.
Either way, neither motive should be laid on the table at this point so romantic hotspots are to be avoided, especially since the good ones were booked weeks ago.
“The boy done good,” some will say, with pictures of pesto pasta served by candlelight.
And then the worst possible scenario: the engagement announcements.
Luckily, if you know where to look, there are some great, affordable things to see and do in London.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we thought we'd come up with 14 awesome date ideas to make you go all starry eyed - and they all cost less than £20!
For just like December 26 and January 1, February 15 will bring a tide of statuses, tweets and Instagram posts exclaiming excitement.
See 100 Must Do Dates Adrenalin junkies, fun-loving foodies and people who are up for plenty of laughs... London dating's way more entertaining and enjoyable with one of our fun date ideas.
Unleash your inner child, go see a bad film or rock anything else on the list.
A lot of the food is cheap too, I had a lovely mixed Thai curry for just £4 when I was there."Suggested by Jack Hessey on Facebook Budget: Free"The Pergola and Hill Garden near Hampstead Heath, Kenwood House (not free) and grounds (free) on Hampstead Heath, Richmond Park, walking along the riverbank from Richmond to Teddington, grabbing a cheapish lunch in Broadway Market and walking along the canal back to Angel.
Plenty of options."Suggested by Jo Bromilow on Facebook Budget: Free"One of my favourite things to do in London, on a Saturday morning, is wander around Borough Market.