2012 is in the rearview and you should really stop grumbling about how “all the good ones are already taken.” It’s annoying – and we’ll rebut that cliché with another: “there’s plenty of fish in the sea.” Right? 2013 is a chance for a fresh start, and this year is going to be different. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and love is in the air. You’re tech savvy, and you can use that to your advantage. No more looking for love in all the wrong places. Tekserve has some great ideas that will help you find that special someone, score that second date, or impress your current squeeze. And be sure not to miss our upcoming seminar on first date mistakes and online dating profiles for that extra boost in your dating game.
Make an Impression
There’s nothing quite like taking a date to a movie. It’s a classic for a reason. But you don’t have to brave the cramped seats and sticky floors of a multiplex anymore. You can still get quality content with an Apple TV – a perfect remedy for movie theater blues. Invite him or her over, grab some snacks, and curl up with a good one from Netflix or the iTunes store. There’s always something good to watch.
Grab a pair of Urbanears and you’ll be able to share your music with your sweetie. Besides coming in a bunch of colors and styles, select Urbanears models come with an extra headphone jack to plug in additional set, meaning you’ll have an excuse to get closer. Not to mention they’re already an attractive looking pair of headphones – and they sound great.
A great book is a great way to spark up a conversation. Not only is it a great way to get to know someone, but it can easily form a bond between two people. So why not house your iPad in a book themed case that’s striking and catches their eye? Made in a traditional bookbinding style, these lightweight cases have the look and feel of a hardcover classic. In addition to its cool factor, Out of Print will donate a portion of their profits to Books for Africa
, in an effort to spread their love of classic literature.
The iPico projector was designed to share your photos, videos, and movies anywhere you go. Just connect your iPhone to the device and you’ve got an instant movie theater. Be spontaneous and take your companion on a movie date in the park – or anywhere that comes to mind.
Sure, your smartphone gives you the instant gratification of a point-and-shoot camera, but there’s something romantic about holding a photo in your hands. Capture the memories of your budding romance and print them out in under a minute. Or use it to print out a quick card when you accidentally forget a birthday or anniversary. We won’t tell anyone.
Any woman will tell you that her bag speaks volumes about her. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, a laptop bag from the Francine Collection definitely makes a statement and a great gift. They comfortably fit a MacBook Pro or a similar sized laptop while looking distinguished and fashionable. A must-have for the tech-savvy professional woman.
Survive the Dating World with These Apps
One of America’s most popular online dating sites also has a great and useful app. The team at OkCupid did a really great job of working all the site’s functionality into the app. The app is easy to use and OkCupid is a free service. If you’ve never dipped your toe in the online dating pool before, this is a great place to start.
There’s plenty of fish in the sea, but they’re not all winners. If you run into a boring (or creepy) date and need a quick out, look no further than the DateEscape app. It lets you set up fake phone calls, texts, and picture messages, or even record fake in-call audio. That way you can exit that bad date quickly and cleanly.
Blendr (and its all-male counterpart Grindr
) is a GPS location-based social networking site focused on dating. Once you’ve created a profile, you’ll be able to browse through other users within your close physical proximity. Users can also chat in real time, useful for getting information about local restaurants, clubs, etc.
Happening Around Tekserve
Join us at Tekserve on Saturday, February 9th for a special event on the science of online dating. Maybe you’ve tried out online dating but haven’t quite perfected it yet. Speaker Bentley McBentleson will take you through the language behind an online dating profile, going beyond what’s written to discover what your profile really says to a complete stranger. Followed by Bentley, Tekserve marketing director Jazmin Hupp will take you through her experience going on 72 first dates in 6 months so you can learn all the things not to do in order to score that second date.
Your ticket includes two free drinks and a Tekserve shopping credit. Come get your buzz on and meet some singles. More info & tickets can be found here.
Can’t think of a fun and interesting date idea? Take them to learn a new skill! For the month of February, Tekserve Academy classes are two-for-the-price-of-one. Tekserve Academy classes are small group training sessions that make for a fun activity you can do together, while learning a new software or technology. Use the promo code feb2for1 for access to the 2-for-1 special