While it’s true that Valentine’s Day is usually celebrated on February 14th, this is not necessarily the case in Asian countries; for example, the Chinese Qixi Festival—also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day—is celebrated on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Lunar calendar. In 2017, this day falls on Monday, August 28th.So in the spirit of Chinese Valentine’s Day, we bring you 14 tech startups founded to help plan and deliver the perfect occasion for that special someone.
Washington, D.C.-founded, New York City-based Hinge has developed a popular dating app for those looking for a relationship. Unlike Tinder, the offering is aimed at helping users develop more long-term, serious relationships.
Looking to plan a romantic night out, but new in town? Where Are You ensures that you and your date meet at the correct rendezvous point. The app enables you to find someone your looking for via text message, even if the other party doesn’t have the app.
Delights By Dawn is a online desert retailer specializing in alcohol-infused deserts, cakes, and cupcakes, delivered direct to your doorstep. The startup also offers variety boxes that make the perfect accompanying Valentine gift.
An intimate home-cooked Valentine’s Day dinner is just as romantic as an exciting night on the town, if not more so. For those into the cooking option, KitchenPad Timer is indispensable: the app allows users to manage multiple cook times and features a streamlined interface for viewing all times in one view.
If your looking for a unique bouquet that’s ethically grown and specially designed/wrapped, San Francisco-based Farmgirl Flowers is hard to beat. The startup delivers nationwide to all lower 48 U.S. states.
Bloveit is akin to a Yelp for brainstorming dating activities—the app allows users to discover new and interesting sights, places, and experiences for the perfect date. The solution features the best curated date venues and ideas organized by city/date, and offers personalized algorithm-driven suggestions.
For spicing things up a bit on Valentine’s Day, the Dirty Game app features thousands of risqué truth or dare questions. The offering is purportedly the biggest collection of dirty truth and dares available in digital form.
Avocado is an app designed to help couples stay privately connected via its intimate messaging system—notable features include photo and picture reel sharing, list sharing (e.g., date night ideas, groceries), and more. The solution was developed by a team of ex-Google engineers.
Like Avocado, Couple is a social networking app designed for couples—the solution features phone and facetime calls, video clips, audio messages, stickers, doodles, calendar/to-list sharing, and more. The solution is available for iOS/Android devices, as well as on the desktop.
Don’t let minor squabbles ruin the perfect Valentine’s Day. Talkspace is an online therapy app designed to help partners work out their issues. The offering features over 1000 licensed therapists to help couples navigate through rough waters.
Online floral etailer Bouqs offers flowers and bouquets that are ethically grown and raised in environmentally-responsible conditions—shipped directly to customers, fresh cut from the farm. The company offers free delivery on all weekend orders and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
BloomThat is a San Francisco-based flower etailer that offers same-day, nationwide delivery of bouquets and floral gifts. Orders can be placed via its website or mobile app (available exclusively for iOS devices).
What better to spur new romantic connections than a little bit of friendly competition? PlayNConnect is social gaming meets online dating—using the platform, singles can compete and chat with others for a more interesting online connections.
Fix A Fight’s rudimentary mobile app allows partners to quickly resolve disputes by guiding them through the proper steps towards remediation. The offering features the soothing voice of experienced marital therapist Mark McGonigle, LCSW.
These 14 tech startups promise to make your romance burn brighter this Chinese Valentine’s Day—be sure to keep them on your radar in 2017 and beyond.