MUCH as I love the Second City, when it comes to romance, Birmingham is no Paris.
There's no Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees or River Seine in which to stroll along, hand in hand.
Only a Rotunda, Broad Street and a murky canal. Hardly panoramas to inspire passion.
But if, like me, you think that food (not music) is the food of love, then Brum has plenty of cosy spots to show you care this Valentine's Day.
If money is no object then you could splash the cash at one of the city's fine dining establishments; Purnells in Cornwall Street, Edmunds in Brindley Place or Simpsons in Edgbaston.
I doubt you'll be disappointed by the quality of food and the sophisticated ambiance, although getting a reservation so close to February 14 could prove tricky.
Another dead cert for good grub is Filini at the Radisson, which serves exquisite Italian food using the freshest ingredients, although prices are steep.
City hotels also boasting quality restaurants are Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin, although a quick look at their websites show they are serving the same menu (they share a parent company). Both set menus are £45 per person, but includes a glass of rose wine.
If your relationship is long in the tooth enough to withstand a curry then you can't go wrong at Lasan in the Jewellery Quarter, or for lighter Thai food why not opt for elegant cuisine at Thai Edge in Oozells Square?
But little money need not stand in the way of a good time and if you are looking to cuddle up on the cheap I recommend a meal at the cavernous Bacchus Bar in the Burlington Arcade. It's cosy with plenty of comfy sofas to sink into while tucking into some tasty pub food.
As for me, my Valentine's Day is in the hands of the boy... and whether it be baked beans by candlelight or fine dining fillet steak, as long as there's food involved I'll be a happy bunny!
Where is your favourite romantic dining spot? Let me know...