01/20/2014 09:45 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Celebrities Who Have Offered Terrible Love Advice

When it comes to matters of the heart, why anyone would think to take advice from a celebrity is beyond us. They tend to have spotty track records when it comes to relationships. Some think it's a good idea to get engaged after mere months of casual dating, and they are often shocked -- shocked! -- when it doesn't work out (even though they are twice more likely to divorce than the rest of us).

Despite all this, the media seems to believe that the public craves dating advice from celebrities. What do they know that we plebeians do not? As it happens, not much. While celebs frequently dispense cliches, often stressing the importance of communication, sometimes some truly awful advice makes it past even the most judicious publicist and into the mainstream:

Terrible Dating Advice From Celebrities