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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...)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.