Looking for Love in All the Tech Places

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You’re sitting at a candle lit table for two, about to enjoy the company of that special someone. But before the appetizers even leaves the kitchen, you keep wondering to yourself: “Did my phone just vibrate?” Or maybe, your date’s beautiful mug is obstructed by his or her phone tapping away to achieve a new “Flappy Bird” high score?

Technology doesn’t have to ruin every human interaction. In fact, you can even employ it to make Valentine’s day a little more memorable.

With smartphone apps making life easier, ordering a bouquet of flowers couldn’t be more convenient. ProFlowers and 1-800 Flowers both have great apps and offer next day shipping for the last minute shopper.

Looking for a great 5-star restaurant to wine and dine? Yelp and OpenTable may be of assistance. Yelp has always been a staple in finding businesses, and with its partnership with OpenTable, it’s easier than ever to book a reservation. Just pick a time and place and you’re set. No need to “tip” the host to get a table.

You can also create a photo collage on your smartphone with Pic Collage—and sharing it on social media; it is a great way to declare your love. This may annoy single friends, but your special someone will no doubt feel special. And that’s all that matters, right?

There are many ways to use technology to make Valentine’s Day great and memorable. And if you’re looking for a way to express how much someone means to you without putting away your phone, there’s always this Valentine’s Day card which reads, “There is nobody else I’d rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to.”

Dennis Jaurigue is a Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle and technology. Follow him on Twitter: @Dennniiss
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