It’s mid-February, and you know what that means. Today is a day some of us love and some of us loathe.

Whether Cupid’s Arrow has struck this time around, or if Palentine’s Day sounds like a much better cause for celebration, we can all still cheers to a bit of techie love. And there’s a whole host of businesses in the region using their tech to bring people together, to spread the love and ignite some flames.

Datemaker

Think you’ve done all the dates your city has to offer? Datemaker might make you think again.

Datemaker’s website has a list of quirky, specific ideas for you to take your date on across the country. And there’s something for everyone – from a Courtesan Sunday Soiree for those who are wooed by culture to an evening of Building Lego Robots with the opportunity to enjoy a few drinks alongside.

As an added bonus, if you’re in Bristol or Brighton (or even visiting at some future time) and still haven’t got your partner a Valentine’s Day present, you could surprise them with one of Datemakers Gift Card. This little card will give you the key to over 100 date ideas, so your Valentine can pick their favourite activity to do.

Lovehoney

At the Bath-based leading sexual wellbeing brand and online retailer, Lovehoney, business has been booming. Since its fruition in 2002, it has grown to become the largest online sex toy retailer in the UK – even being credited with normalising the purchase and use of sex toys.

From day one, Lovehoney’s founders had its customer’s needs at the forefront of the business. By creating an excellent online user experience, it was able to make sex toy shopping easy for its customers, thus initiating a new era for the industry.

On Lovehoney’s website, you can find informative advice on products and more about sex toys in general.

Secret Escapes

Valentine’s Day could be the perfect opportunity to finally make the most of what this not-so-secret travel company has to offer.

Secret Escapes has a huge choice of romantic getaways to select from, and all for prices that are hard to say no to. The company handpicks all the best hotels and holidays to present the best deals to you.

You could be catching some winter rays in South Africa or taking a breath of fresh air in the British countryside, whilst having a luxury hotel and spa to reside in of course.

Wriggle

Are you meant to be picking the restaurant tonight but stuck for good ideas? We have the app to solve your problem – introducing Wriggle.

Wriggle lets you discover the best (or most romantic) local places to dine in whilst providing you with exclusive limited-quantity offers. You can simply download the app, browse the selection of latest offers and one tickles your taste buds, pay upfront via Wriggle and enjoy at your chosen restaurant!

Also, Wriggle is honouring the struggle of being a Leap Year baby by delivering free birthday cake to anyone born on 29 February, so if you’re a leapling you should definitely check that out.

TalkLife

TalkLife provides an online peer to peer support network, designed for likeminded people to share the ups and downs of life whenever you may need to.

Life isn’t always seen through rose-tinted glass, and TalkLife wants to make sure anyone who feels disconnected has someone to reach out to. They say TalkLife is there for anyone who just needs someone to talk to, “Because, hey, we all do.”