The big question today is, would you go on a first date on Valentine’s Day? We said yes. According to Facebook, 70% of their relationship status changes are announced on Valentine’s Day. Perhaps there’s something to it!
Speaking of Facebook, this week we launched a new site called Facebook Love Stories. We hope you check it out and let us know if you met your sweetheart on Facebook.
Our friends at eHarmony are having a F.R.E.E. Communication weekend from February 14th to 18th. Details here:
Happy Valentine’s Day. Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.
Julie Spira is a leading online dating expert and digital matchmaker. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, sign up for the Weekly Flirt and like us at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.
If you’re already friends on Facebook, the world’s largest social network is making it easy for you to send someone a Valentine’s gift this year, without having to leave the house or your computer behind. So don’t fret that Valentine’s is around the corner and you’re empty-handed.
All you need to do is visit the profile home page of the object of your affection or a friend you’d like to spoil this Valentine’s Day and click on the pink gift box with the pretty red ribbon. Select a gift within your budget and then choose an eCard to go along with the gift. You’ll have the option to share that you sent a gift to your friend, long-distance love, or someone you might have a digital crush on.
Facebook will notify the recipient that they’ve received a gift from you. They can then provide their address anonymously and be surprised when it arrives.
Even if their gift arrives after Valentine’s Day, they’ll know that you made the effort to select it in time. If they don’t accept the gift within 2 weeks, it will be automatically canceled and your credit card will be refunded.
Not sure which gifts to select?
Here are five gift ideas to send to the object of your affection, or your BFF.
iTunes Gift Card.
Who doesn’t love music? Let him or her pick their favorite love songs this Valentine’s Day. $10-$50.
Starbucks Gift Card.
If you went on a first date for coffee, and you know he or she is a caffeine junkie, you can memorialize the day with a gift card to Starbuck’s $5-25.
The L-O-V-E Strawberry Gram.
These six juicy, premium strawberries are hand-dipped in delicious dark Belgian chocolate and decorated with white chocolate lettering to spell L-O-V-E or drizzled with colorful confection. Presented in an elegant gift box, they’re the perfect Valentine’s treat for someone who’s been waiting to hear those special three words. $15.
Sending a gift to your single friend? Check out the Anti-Valentine’s Candy, which celebrates his or her single-hood. You can let your friend know it’s time to “Stop Kissing Frogs” or encourage them with “Plenty of Fish in the Sea” candies. $5.
Pick Up Lines Coaster Set.
Looking for a last minute date? Try these cute pick-up lines coasters or send a set to your single friends to help them if they’re feeling shy. From “Do you believe in love at first sight…Or should I walk by again?” to “Do you have a sunburn…Or are you always this hot?” they’re worth a chuckle or two. $15.
What do you want as a gift this Valentine’s Day?
Julie Spira is a top online dating expert and bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Fore online dating advice, visit CyberDatingExpert.com, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.
Ho, Ho, Ho, It’s Here! The Cyber-Dating Expert Holiday Gift Guide
We’ve selected our top 10 favorite romantic gifts for the Cyber-Dating Expert Holiday Gift Guide to take you from the kitchen to the bedroom.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Jewelry for Her
Return to Tiffany Bead Bracelet
Inspired by a Tiffany key ring from 1969, this celebrated collection bears a hallmark that reminds one that there’s no place like Tiffany. Small heart tag in sterling silver on a black onyx bead bracelet. 7.5″ long. Beads, 8 mm.
Jewelry for Him
He’ll Always Know Where to Find You With These Compass Cufflinks
Actual working compass will send him home right into your arms.
It’s Still Chanel
My favorite cologne for decades will never go out of style.
If I had ten stockings this holiday season, I’d be happy with ten bottles of Chanel No. 5.
Michael Buble – Let It Snow
Winter, spring, summer or fall. Michael Buble’s music is wonderful all year long. This CD will certainly get you in the mood for the holidays.
In the Kitchen
Flirting While Dining
These hand-painted lipstick-red rimmed plates read, “hey, handsome!” and “hi, beautiful!”
They are meant to stir those butterfly feelings from a couple’s first in-home dining experience.
A Candle for a Scandle
A Scandle? Why Not?
Back by popular demand! The Scandle is a candle that burns at 2 degrees above body temperature to produce a soothing oil for romantic massage. Made with 100% natural ingredients, it’s an ideal gift for a romantic setting and is a gift couples can share.
For the Flirt in You
2010 will go down in history as the year of the flirt cards. Here are my top picks when just a flirt and smile will do.
Cheek’d cards. 50 Cards. 1-month membership. Cost $25.00
Flip Me Dating 20 cards. 3-month membership. Cost: $24.99
Single Tease 12 cards. Cost $12.00
Naughty or Nice?
No need to worry about getting coal in your stocking this year. The Naughty weekender kit will be enjoyed by the two of you, after the holidays are over. Kit includes chocolate warming massage oil, sizzling body candy, sensual body balm, satin eye mask, four mood setting tea lights and a spinner game. With sexy scenarios and suggestions just a spin away, this kit will ensure any couple has a weekend full of sensual pleasures. Contents: Spinner game, massage lotion, tea lights, sizzling body candy, satin eye mask, bliss balm & satin storage pouch “
Books for Love
For the Hopeful Romantic in You
We’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest our online dating book, still on the Amazon bestseller list for 22-months.
You’re Still a Baby….Doll
This baby doll eyelet lingerie by Victoria’s Secret in holiday red is guaranteed to steam up the bedroom.
It’s been around for ages, but lately there has been a renewed interest in the Kama Sutra Oil of Love kits. It’s a fabulous stocking stuffer and a great addition to The Cyber Love Shoppe.