If you’re not having any luck with finding love using dating apps and sites Britain, you might idly wonder about casting your net further afield.
But unless you’re looking for a very quirky sort of date, Russia might be the very place to look.
A collection of bizarre and hilarious dating profile pictures has been collated by worldwideinterweb.com and they couldn’t be further from the stereotype of the dashing hero straight from the pages of Dostoyevsky or the blonde supermodel you might hope to meet.
One woman gave a subtle hint to her dates that she’s not to be messed with by brandishing an axe in her profile photo, while another will at least attract people with a keen interest in angling by lying alongside a giant fish.
Several men showed off their flexibility, including one performing the splits on the bonnet of a car
So I dated an axe murderer: This girl gives a subtle hint to suitors that they better not think about ghosting her
Who said dating is a load of rubbish? Let’s hope this woman made haste to the shower straight after
Perhaps she’s looking for the knight in shining armour type who will come to her rescue
Fishing for romance? This woman is clearly hoping to find love with someone who has a keen interest in angling
A flexible friend: If you’re looking for someone to do yoga with this could be the man for you
If you’re looking for a man to serenade you, this one is dropping a big hint about his capabilities
Birds of a feather: She’s waiting for you by the chicken coop
He’s feeling festive, but would you sit on this Santa Claus’ knee?
Perhaps she’s appealing to the kind of man who likes a woman to be good in the kitchen
With only this sheep for company, a lovelorn young man is looking for love with a less woolly companion
There’s a name for that kind of thing! Do you get to keep all this cash if you go on a date with him?
It was all going so well for this girl and her beautiful red roses until the plonked them in the toilet to pose alongside
This woman is ready to welcome her dates with a refreshing drink
If you fancy joining this gentleman for a picnic in the bath, there’s probably room for one more
Mixed messages: This dater is very keen on housework, which is a bonus, but the fondness for shooting, less so
If you’re looking for a weekend tennis bunny then this is exactly the kind of man you need to meet
Ever wanted to date a mermaid? This woman can cater to that fantasy
You’re meant to drink it! A woman wastes her alcoholic energy beverage for the purposes of seduction (left). Another strikes a more sophisticated post but the rubber gloves strike an unnerving note (right)
If you get cold on the way home from your date perhaps he’ll let you borrow this fabulous coat
Is he trying to say that he’s falling head over heels in love?