Romantic surprises help couples keep the spark burning but some of them act out better in our heads than in reality. Illustrator Jacob Andrews (previously here) has created 5 hilarious comics that perfectly sum up these passionate endeavors.

His series “Being Romantic: Expectation vs Reality” explores a couple, struggling to create tender, movie scene-worthy moments both privately and among other people. It’s worth mentioning, however, that often the success or failure of your attempt to create something special isn’t determined by the outcome, but rather by the way you perceive it. And there’s no better person to transform the mundane into the magic than your significant other.

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