Tagged With valentine’s day

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You can have a great, romantic time with your significant other without spending a fortune. Whether you're planning a Valentine's Day outing or quality time any other day of the year, here are at least eight cheap date ideas that won't make you look cheap.

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It's the final stretch before Valentine's Day on Sunday. If you have a significant other that works in IT, specifically in networking, who you want to do something special for, we are here to help. For a bit of fun on a Friday, here are a few funny "romantic" e-cards they might appreciate.

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If case you've forgotten (we hope you haven't), Valentine's Day is on this Sunday. If you're ill prepared for the special occasion (we hope you aren't), we've got you covered. We have assembled a collection of Lifehacker Australia's best Valentine's Day and relationship advice to give you some pointers for last-minute preparations.

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So you forgot to buy flowers for your partner and it's too late to run out now. But you have a workbench. You are a life hacker, after all. So you probably have duct tape and LEDS and batteries? Then what are you waiting for?

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The Valentine's Day frenzy is over for another year. If you're single, you may be tempted / pressured / anxious to get back into the dating scene as a result. Online dating is the obvious solution, but how can you avoid the rip-offs and the weirdos?

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Yes, that's a ridiculous question; clearly, no-one should base their relationship choices on something as superficial as the operating system they use. But equally clearly, lots of people make bad choices, a fact underlined by the surprisingly central role Valentine's Day seems to play in maintaining relationships. Desperate times might seem to call for desperate measures. Nonetheless, you should look beyond the boot sector disk when you're making a bootie call.

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So it's Valentine's Day next Tuesday, you're lucky enough to be in love, but you're so disorganised you haven't yet sorted out a present. Hit the right note and avoid the boring chocolate/roses option with our comprehensive guide to making a great Valentine's Day impression.

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, the New York Times examines the common "date night" tradition, highlighting studies that suggest making date night unfamiliar and exciting rather than the standard dinner-and-a-movie can do wonders for a stale relationship. For example: One group was instructed to spend 90 minutes a week doing pleasant and familiar activities, like dining out or going to a movie. Couples in another group were instructed to spend 90 minutes a week on "exciting" activities that appealed to both husband and wife. Those couples did things they didn't typically do — attending concerts or plays, skiing, hiking and dancing. The third group was not assigned any particular activity.