If you're not having any luck with finding love using dating apps and sites here, you might idly wonder about casting your net further afield.

But unless you're looking for a very quirky sort of date, Russia might be the very place to look, the Daily Mail reports.

A collection of bizarre and hilarious dating profile pictures has been collated by worldwideinterweb.com and they couldn't be further from the stereotype of the dashing hero straight from the pages of Dostoyevsky or the blonde supermodel you might hope to meet.

One woman gave a subtle hint to her dates that she's not to be messed with by brandishing an axe in her profile photo, while another will at least attract people with a keen interest in angling by lying alongside a giant fish.

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Several men showed off their flexibility, including one performing the splits on the bonnet of a car.

So I dated an axe murderer: This girl gives a subtle hint to suitors that they better not think about ghosting her. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
So I dated an axe murderer: This girl gives a subtle hint to suitors that they better not think about ghosting her. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
Perhaps she's looking for the knight in shining armour type who will come to her rescue. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
Perhaps she's looking for the knight in shining armour type who will come to her rescue. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
Looking for a yoga partner? This could be the man for you. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
Looking for a yoga partner? This could be the man for you. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
With only this sheep for company, a lovelorn young man is looking for love with a less woolly companion. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
With only this sheep for company, a lovelorn young man is looking for love with a less woolly companion. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
There's a name for that kind of thing! Do you get to keep all this cash if you go on a date with him? Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
There's a name for that kind of thing! Do you get to keep all this cash if you go on a date with him? Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
It was all going so well for this girl and her beautiful red roses until the plonked them in the toilet to pose alongside. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com
It was all going so well for this girl and her beautiful red roses until the plonked them in the toilet to pose alongside. Photo / worldwideinterweb.com