The 20 Most Painfully Awkward Couples Portraits on the Internet (To Show You You’re Not Alone, Buddy)

Is there anything more cringe-worthy than a couples portrait? People may post the classy, professional variety on Instagram and rack up the likes, but it’s far more likely that if you partake in one of these photo sessions, you’re in a for a world of embarrassment and merciless teasing. The corny poses, the ugly editing effects, the animals (man, do couples love to get their pets involved in these artistic travesties) – there’s no way you’re going to get out of couples photoshoot with your dignity in-tact.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve rounded up the 20 most painfully awkward couples portraits on the internet. If you have a significant other, you’ll recognize kindred (pathetic) spirits in these images. If you’re single, you’ll find solace in the fact that at least you aren’t in a relationship that would require you to do something as humiliating as getting your portrait taken.

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