5 of the best – Valentine's Day Apps for lovers
Love is in the air but, let's face it, not all of us are born a Casanova. As well as being a veritable emotional minefield, Valentine's Day can also be pretty pricey, that's why we've put together five apps to help you woo your one-and-only this Sunday. Maximum romance, minimum spend.
Small token gestures can sometimes be the sweetest, especially if your special someone 'doesn't do Valentine's Day'. So why not use Call Sweetheart (iPhone, £0.59) to put your sweetheart's voice just one heart-shaped button away.
Real flowers are expensive and only last a week, so use Send eFlowers (iPhone, £0.59) to select a suitably romantic bunch of digital daisies to send via MMS or email. They'll last forever (unless deleted), and you can use the app to send flowers for birthdays and bar mitzvahs the rest of the year.
We may like sending electric flowers, but that doesn't mean we're not traditionalists at heart. A good, old-fashioned love poem will always go down a treat... but no-one has to know that you didn't write it. Love Poems (£free, Android) connects you to a community of lovestruck lyricists, so you can either quote your favourite submission and pass it off as your own, use it for inspiration, or even upload your own if the mood takes you.
I Just Made Love (£free, Android/iPhone) certainly won't be to everyone's taste but... different strokes and all that. One for exhibitionist couples, or just those who like to boast, you can add a GPS marker to the map to show where you 'just made love', noting position, how good it was, and even letting you upload a photo. Erm, moving on...
If all else fails, the big romantic gesture is the way to go, and to help you out Cupidr (£free, iPhone) is brimming with suggestions. You can ask it for an idea at any time, or set it to give you a reminder at variable intervals to keep that romance alive the rest of the year. Handily, you can specify just how romantic (expensive) the suggestions are. Hot air balloon ride, anyone?
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