Take a trip back in time with these funny, cute, romantic, and sometimes sexist vintage Valentine's Day ads. According to these ads, it seems the best way to impress a woman (and get some lovin') on Feb. 14 is with a box of chocolates, and for men, it's cake. Alluding to sexual favors in exchange for Valentine's Day gifts may seem retro, but the concept hasn't gone away in advertising, as we saw in that infamous Teleflora "give and receive" ad. See some of the good, bad, and most bizarre vintage V-Day ads!
Elizabeth Taylor sweetens up this chocolate ad!
This Coke ad is too cute!
Oh whatcha doing, just swinging with my daughter (who looks like just a smaller version of the mom) in our underwear.
What exactly does "Heads you win . . . " mean?
Well, if the way to a man's heart is through his belly, then yes.
And apparently chocolate's the way to a woman's, er, heart.
Wow, this couple is going at it!
Does "put stars in her eyes" mean turn her into a freaky fem-bot?
Ending a Valentine's Day telegram with "guess who" sounds a teensy bit stalkerish.
How to feel bloated on Valentine's Day — so romantic!
Nothing says sexy romance like V-Day PJs for the whole family!
If your man doesn't remember Valentine's Day with all the holiday advertising madness, he's either blind or a hermit.
It's all about the chocolate, at least according to advertisers.
Forget Cupid, pierce that sucker yourself!
Aren't you a little young to be in love? Oh, and drive a car?
My best guess for this one would have to be: wear comfy PJs on Valentine's Day because after all that chocolate you're gonna want something loose.
Watch out, cuz after that train goes through your heart you're pretty much dead.
These cards will help you "remember someone too nice to forget."
Lingerie and sweets — the best way to send mixed messages to your honey this Valentine's Day.
The description for "Slicker" seems like it was pulled straight from Sue Sylvester's Will burn-book: "Your dome's so slick we don't know whether that's human hair or patent leather."