Every year on the 14th of February, couples around the world celebrates Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day traces its history back to the 18th-century, where it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
Fast forward to today, with the advancement of technology, there are a lot of interesting products and services that can help spice up your Valentine’s Day.
Here are some that caught our eyes:
Wildly successful mobile dating app Paktor has partnered with Uber to give free limousine rides to their users from Singapore, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Bangalore and Seoul. Users can use Uber and celebrate Valentine’s Day in style.
Simply download the Paktor app, and head over to its News section to find the promo code. Once you have done that, you can enjoy free Uber rides by requesting them through the Uber mobile app until the end of February.
Be wary though, the code is only applicable to new Uber users.
Too lazy to download the Paktor app? We’ve included the Uber discount code in our previous article.
2.1. Couple Mobile App Between Partners with Tarad
South Korean couple app Between, has announced that it has partnered with Thai e-commerce platform Tarad to direct their users to 20 items dedicated for couples. The prices of these items are also on discount. Some of the items include couple rings, a Hello Kitty bouquet and watches.
Unfamiliar with Between? You can look at it as the Whatsapp for Couples. Couples can sync their Between accounts together and chat with each other daily. Other features on Between includes sharing moments as well as sharing photos with your other half. To date, it has been downloaded over 5 million times by couples around the world.
Other than Thailand, Between has also partnered with Straits Times to feature dating ideas on Singapore’s main newspaper. In return for the feature on Straits Times’ online website, Between will help collate couple stories from its growing users in Singapore, and profile them on the website.
Lovers in Singapore can send in a paragraph of the most romantic thing someone has done for him or her, and stand a chance to win attractive prizes this Valentine’s.
Perhaps the most interesting one is this, dating app LoveOutLoud has teamed up with Dressing Lolita, Edit. & Timbre @ Gillman for this Valentine’s Day for a dinner date. Single ladies can pick a date from 5 eligible bachelors, a dress from Dressing Lolita and their choice of dinner at Timbre @ Gillman!
LoveOutLoud told Vulcan Post that they are “happy with the participation rate and are looking to partner with more retail and F&B merchants for future events along a similar concept“.
To check out the campaign or the images of some of the most eligible bachelors in Singapore, you can head over to the website.
4. LoveByte releases coupons, new sticker packs and new gifts for couples
Singapore made couple app, LoveByte, has also a series of surprises and updates for its users. Its POPUP eStore has cute couple items and gifts that couples can get for one another. On top of that, it has released a new Valentine’s Day sticker pack exclusively with FMCG giant Cerebos, also the firm behind Brand’s Chicken Essence and Brand’s InnerShine. Finally, the LoveByte team have created love coupons so you can print them and write anything you want, and your other half can redeem it as a treat.
How are you celebrating your Valentine’s Day?
- Dating app Paktor hooks up with Uber, lets users ride in style to their Valentine’s date
- No plans for Valentine’s? Here are 5 eligible bachelors, a dress and a dinner for you
- Looking to spice up your 2014 Valentine’s Day? These tech tools might help
- 9 unique date ideas from Southeast Asia we bet you have not heard about
- Asian women are well loved on dating sites; Asian man, maybe not