These 10 Valentine's Day-themed puzzles will get you in the holiday spirit - see if you can solve them all

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Can you spot the flamingo? Gergely Dudás/Dudolf
  • Valentine's Day is around the corner.

  • These brainteasers require you to spot hearts, rings, and loved-up couples as quickly as you can.

  • Three were designed by famed artist and brainteaser extraordinaire, Gergely Dudás.

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Valentine's Day is Sunday, but plenty of us lost that loving feeling during what seemed like the longest January on record - and even more of us lost it at some point during 2020, perhaps the worst year ever.

To help get you back in holiday spirit, we've found 10 brainteasers that are filled to the brim with love, hearts, candy, flowers - the works.

Keep scrolling to try your hand at these puzzles, and see if you can beat the average times.

In this brainteaser by artist Gergely Dudás, there's a tiny heart located somewhere in a flamboyance of flamingos.

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It's located somewhere in the top left corner.

Keep looking!

Were you able to spot it?

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You can learn more about Dudás here.

Here's a Valentine's Day-themed word search. The word "love" is spelled out in this puzzle.

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The word search. Courtesy of 247 Blinds

UK retailer 247 Blinds created this puzzle.

How long will it take you to find the word "love"?

It was spelled backwards, so it might have been a bit tricky.

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The answer. Courtesy of 247 Blinds

Were you able to find the word?

It takes the average person 13 seconds to find the engagement ring hidden amongst the watches.

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It's in there. Couresy of F. Hinds

Maybe you're planning on popping the question on Valentine's Day — or you're just really into this season of "The Bachelor." Either way, this puzzle will put proposals on the brain.

What was your time?

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There it is. Courtesy of F. Hinds

The ring was actually part of the watch. Tricky!

It takes the average person 34 seconds to spot the robot in this sea of Valentine's dates.

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A new brainteaser. RS Components

RS Components shared this brainteaser with Insider. According to the company, it should take 34 seconds to spot the AI.

The robot has glowing red eyes - that should have tipped you off.

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The robot. RS Components

Were you able to beat the time?

There are five hearts hidden among the roses. Can you find them all in under three minutes?

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Make sure you got all five. Sykes Holiday Cottage

Keep scrolling to see the answer ...

The hearts really blend in with the petals.

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Sykes Holiday Cottages shared this brainteaser with Insider.

Can you find the one bear that's holding a heart, not a bow and arrow?

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Need a hint?

The bear is hiding somewhere in the bottom half of the photo.

It takes people an average of 3 minutes and 16 seconds to find it.

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This puzzle was created by How long did it take for you to solve?

There's a tiny heart hidden among flowers in this lovey-dovey brainteaser.

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Love is in the air. Gergely Dudás/Dudolf

Love is in the air for the cute couples.

Spoiler alert: The heart is extremely tiny.

It's hiding above the pair of lovebirds.

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Gergely Dudás, the artist, frequently creates holiday-themed brainteasers like this one.

Dudás also designed this Valentine's Day puzzle. Can you spot a hidden heart somewhere among these elephants?

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They're perfectly colored for the holiday.

It blends in with the ears and tails of the all elephants.

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Dudás outdid himself with this pachyderm puzzle.

Try to spot the romantic couple in this crowded city scene.

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There are a lot of people. Courtesy of Groupon and SWNS

We don't mind cartoon PDA — but on crowded city streets in real life, it's a no-no.

There's a sweet moment on the sidewalk, complete with a bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates.

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They look like they're about to embark on a Groupon-approved date.

There are five hidden objects in this romantic scene that will complete the date. Can you find them all?

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Here's what hiding:

  • A single rose

  • An engagement ring

  • A bottle of champagne

  • A gift box

  • A box of chocolates

It takes the average person almost four minutes to find all five objects.

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According to, it takes people an average of 3 minutes, 54 seconds. What was your time?

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