Don't expect extra sensual kisses or warm cuddles out in public this Valentine's Day because you won't be getting any.
A recent survey suggests that many women absolutely hate getting amorous when there are strangers watching.
So much so that one in 10 say they'd consider ending the relationship over an attempted public display of affection.
A survey of 2000 conducted by MSN found that 28 percent are decidedly uncomfortable with being too affectionate in public, with
And if you were expecting a little more love on Valentine's Day, don't get our hopes up. Two thirds said they won’t be any more affectionate on the day of love than any other day.
"I suspect MSN's findings are more a reflection of our cynicism about the commercialism of Valentine’s Day than anything else," leading UK sex expert and Daily Mail columnist Tracy Cox commented.
The top three places that public displays of affection are a no-no are work, gym and a public pool, while others included the pub, a night club and even on holiday.
Heavy petting, kissing with tongue and bottom-slapping were rated as the worst displays of affections, while even holding hands was listed.
Cox pointed out that such displays of affection can be likened to an animalistic need to ward off potential rivals.
“When one partner is uber-affectionate and all over them it’s usually because they feel insecure and want to make it clear their partner is taken."