by Chi Ibe
Its Valentine’s Day today and thanks to technology, there is no excuse not to treat the love of your life. Here are some top apps and websites to set you on the path to true love. Shhh…it’s all free.
Epicurious – iPad
Take a break from the regular rice and beans or pounded yam and egusi soup this valentine and treat that special someone in your life to a foreign romantic dish.
This app will guide you through thousands of delicious recipes – and they do say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
Guys don’t be scared, show that you care about what she wants too with the variety of healthy choices if she’s watching her weight. There’s even a section on cocktails, too!
Spotify – Smartphones and Facebook – Free (Basic Version)
Gone are the days of CD players, when the disc starts skipping just as you lean in for a kiss. This music service has millions of tracks stored in the cloud and ready to play through a computer or mobile device. You should have no trouble finding the best tunes to accompany your romantic night in and it also works with Facebook which makes it easier to tune in. Just remember, though, your friends on the social network may well see each cheesy romantic number you’re listening to.
I Love You In 50+ Languages! – iOS – 69p
Get your tongue twisted in speaking exotic languages to express yourself romantically. This app will help you learn to say ‘I Love You’ in 50 languages from French to Zulu. There’s audio to assist with the pronunciation.
101 Ways To Say I Love You – Android
They do say actions speak louder than words and rather than telling you how to say ‘I Love You’ in different languages, this app shows you ways to demonstrate your love. So if a box of cheap chocolates is normally your answer to a romantic gesture, find their softer centre with one of these tips. Just don’t give away that you needed an app to find the inspiration.
Valentine’s Scanner – Android
Here’s how it works. You and your partner need to place a finger each on the on-screen scanner – this app will determine what chemistry there is between you both. hBut if your relationship is on a rocky road already, it might not be the best night to find out you’re not the perfect match. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!