A study advises women not to get their hopes up - men aren't usually as romantic as them on Valentine's Day.
A poll of 2100 adults found that despite the fact that more than three in four women want to receive a romantic letter or poem, only half of men have penned either. Also, six per cent of men confessed to passing off existing romantic poetry as their own in order to impress their beloved.
Meanwhile, two in three women would like to be complimented on their appearance.
And, most women wish for a romantic meal with their partner's complete attention on them.
"We may no longer be knights in shining armour or damsels in distress, but we still want and need romance - it is part of our emotional DNA," the Telegraph quoted relationship expert Jenni Trent Hughes as saying.
She added: "The beauty of romance in the 21st Century is that it is a blank slate."
"Forget about everyone else and make Valentine's Day work for you and the object of your affection."