Who said romance was dead? For these lovers, their romantic gestures quickly turned into disasters…

Signed, sealed, delivered



Hu Seng, from Chongqing city in southern China, wanted to surprise his girlfriend with an unexpected gift – himself!

So he asked a friend to tape him inside a cardboard box and arranged for a delivery firm to courier the box to her workplace.

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, poor Hu nearly suffocated when couriers mixed up the address!

By the time the package arrived three hours later, Hu had passed out and had to be revived by paramedics.

‘I didn’t realise it would take so long,’ he admitted in an interview after.

A spokesperson for the courier firm told the press: ‘If he’d told us what he was doing at the start we would not have taken the parcel.’


Stupid cupid



James Miller ran onto Blackburn Rovers’ pitch in his pants, shooting roses from a bow and arrow.

But his girlfriend was so appalled, she dumped him.

To add to his misery, he was banned from all football matches for three years and made to pay a £200 fine.

In an interview after the stunt, James said: ‘That sort of behaviour always seems to work some romantic magic in the movies. Now I have no girlfriend.’


C’mon baby, light my fire!



What could be more romantic than a room full of candles, champagne and flowers?

Amanj Yassen did just that for his girlfriend to welcome her home from holiday.

He lovingly placed lit tea lights on the floor in the shape of a heart.

But within minutes the carpet caught alight, engulfing the couple’s bedroom in flames.

His girlfriend arrived just in time to see her home on fire.

Fortunately firefighters were able to put out the blaze, but the couple’s possessions, bed and clothes were destroyed.

‘I was just trying to do something lovely and it went very, very wrong,’ Amanj said to press after.


Love is in the air



A man from Hackney, East London wanted to blow his girlfriend away with his proposal.

And he certainly did that!

Lefkos Hajji asked a florist to put a £6,000 diamond engagement ring inside a helium balloon so that he could ‘pop’ the question.

But when he left the shop, a gust of wind blew the balloon away.

Poor Lefkos watched in horror as it soared higher into the sky.

He spent two hours chasing it in his car before giving up.

According to him, his girlfriend refused to speak to him until he bought her a new ring.


Marry-me milkshake



When Kaitlin Whipple from New Mexico, USA, gulped down her milkshake in a contest with pals, she had no idea she’d just swallowed the engagement ring her boyfriend, Reed Harris, had put in it for a surprise proposal.

Reed had to break the news that she’d eaten it. Two days later, the ring finally reappeared.

‘I have never been so excited about my bodily functions,’ Kaitlin said in an interview with press. ‘It was definitely well worth the wait.’