Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and as anybody in a romantic relationship knows that besides birthdays and anniversaries, this particular Hallmark holiday is a big one that (generally) should not go ignored. What have you got planned for your beau on the big day? Not sure? Well there is plenty of app assistance to help you win Valentine’s Day.
Take a plain and boring “Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetie!” text message to the next level and wake up your beloved with a snippet of your theme song using La-la Messenger. The app lets you search songs on YouTube and create musical messages to send to your contacts. You can also add a photo from your camera roll to your audio greeting.
The social networking platform built for two, Couple lets you maintain an online chronicle of your life together. Instead of just your usual text chats, you can create and compile a private timeline of your shared moments. You can share videos, voice messages, drawings, and photos; there’s even a Snapchat-like feature that lets you send photos that disappear after a fixed time. There’s also a feature called ThumbKiss, which is just plain cute. (Available for Android and iOS.)
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Actually, 1-800-Flowers has more than just flowers—you can also pick from their many giftable items that are perfect for Valentine’s. Packages that have a prefixed Feb. 14 delivery date start at $20. (Available for Android and iOS.)
One thing is for sure: You definitely will need music to help set the mood for your upcoming date. These music apps not only let you create your own radio station—they also have preset Valentine’s-themed playlists you might want to check out. Make sure you have one or all of them on standby:
Traveling is always romantic, but it can be challenging over such a popular weekend. Hitlist is an awesome travel app that lets you build a list of destinations you’d like to visit with your significant other and automatically get sent optimal fares as they become available. Set your travel dates for Valentine’s weekend from your current location to anywhere in the world and check out all the awesome places you can jet off to at a moment’s notice. (Available for Android and iOS.)
Your Valentine’s Day date doesn’t have to be expensive. You can take advantage of V-Day Groupon deals and still have a great time. Plan a special activity—anything from painting classes and salsa dancing lessons to hot-air balloon rides and boat rentals—both you and your better half can enjoy. (Available for Android and iOS.)
If your Valentine’s Day extravaganza includes a meal at a nice restaurant, make sure you have this app installed. NoWait is pretty straightforward: You download the app, select a restaurant on the app, and add yourself to the waitlist. It’ll show you restaurants in your vicinity and will display the wait time for each restaurant. (Available for Android and iOS.)
This app helps you buy wine for the occasion (read: Valentine’s Day) and plug in your beloved’s wine preferences and personality for more accurate recommendations. You can also enable location services to receive wine deals near you. (Available for Android and iOS.)