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I'm not the most romantic person in the world. I think fart jokes are appropriate on a first date and I'm dreadful at organising outings. But I think it's time I pulled my weight and treat my partner to a special night in. With the new season of Game Of Thrones premiering next week, I have decided to host a date night in Westeros, with all that implies. I'll be using Airtasker to help me out. (Insert 'Red Wedding' joke here...)


Airtasker is a great, cost-effective way to outsource jobs to strangers. But what happens when you need a time-critical task performed? To test the service's delivery chops, we ordered a Triple Chocolate Gelato Cake from Messina and left its fate in the hands of an Airtasker runner. Would we receive a frosty treat, a squashed mess or a melted puddle? Read on to find out!


It's a familiar scenario: you're in the office and craving potentially unhealthy food from a takeaway joint, but the nearest branch is too far away to get to during the lunch hour and it isn't a fancy enough place to offer delivery. Fortunately, there is a way to get around this.


You've forgotten Valentine's Day again, haven't you? Time to make a decision: do you scramble for a meaningful gift in a desperate, last-minute frenzy? Do you hand over some tatty supermarket flowers and accept your fate with a rueful grin? Or do you launch into a clearly improvised diatribe against the commercialisation of romance and hope for the best? Alternatively, you could pay someone else a small fee to sort the whole thing out for you.


Crowsourcing service Airtasker has offered an iPhone app since July this year. It now has an Android app as well, letting you seek out 'runners' for paid casual work. It's a free download for Android users.


Got a small task you need completed -- let's say assembling an IKEA bookshelf or cleaning your disgusting oven -- and don't have the time to do it yourself? Airtasker lets you advertise to find a local who might be willing to do the job for a small fee.