Returning to the same haunts with your loved one, or taking every first date to the same restaurant? You're murdering romance or jinxing your luck with love, and it's time that tacky wine bar was boycotted.
And so what if the date is doomed within the first five minutes - that's no excuse not to enjoy some great food and a bottle of fine wine.
If you choose somewhere a little different to dine in, at least you'll have indulged in that other life-long love obsession - food, food, glorious food. Here's where to head to, whether it's a Valentine's Day special or a wild-card night out.