5 Ways To Turn Up The Love This Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air as Cupid’s favourite day approaches. Now, as the world has begun to open up again following lockdowns and restrictions, this Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the special people in our lives.

As Will Smith says in the underrated romantic comedy Hitch, “Life is not the number of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away”.

Here are five Google resources you can use to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day and show your significant other the love and appreciation they deserve:

1. Book a romantic getaway

With several countries and airlines recently announcing an ease in travel restrictions , Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to spoil yourself and your significant other with a dream trip to a romantic destination. Make this Valentine’s extra special and explore the best locations for a couple’s escape, find the best flights, hotels, vacation rentals, and romantic activities you can do with your partner using Google Travel which can help you easily plan every aspect of your getaway.

2. Find the perfect spot for an unforgettable date night

Looking to treat your partner to a candlelit dinner, a romantic picnic in the park, or a night out at the movies but don’t know where to go that’s outside of your usual stomping grounds? With Google Maps you can find new places, restaurants and experiences right at your fingertips using features such as the Explore tab which provides you with a list of local locations and activities to choose from. Narrow down your search by using the search bar. Once you’ve found what you’re looking for you can use the star rating for that location, find its distance from where you are, locate opening and closing times, as well as photos and reviews from people who have visited before it. You can then save that location and select it on the day to easily navigate the best routes that will get you there on time without hitting traffic or congestion.

3. Prepare an intimate evening with your distanced partner

Unfortunately, whether it be because of work or you’re just in a long distance relationship, you might not be able to be with your significant other on Valentine’s Day. But, being apart on the most romantic day of the year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the day with them at all. With video-conferencing platforms like Google Meet you can video chat with your better half and spend some quality time together, even while you’re apart. If you want to go the extra mile to make your video call special, you can liaise with their friends or family to set up some rose petals, candles, food and drinks to create a romantic atmosphere where they are in time for your special call.

4.Set the mood with an enchanting (or passionate) playlist


If you want to set the right mood on Valentine’s Day, then you need to create a romantic ambience and nothing does this better than music. But, nothing takes you out of the mood faster than when the wrong song plays. To make sure you’ve set up the right atmosphere, for the day or night, whether you’re on your way out or having a romantic night in, create a playlist on YouTube Music by simply opening YouTube, find and click on the video you want to add, select save under the video and click on “create new playlist”. You can then name your new playlist and make it either public or private and easily add new videos to your playlist from the dropdown menu. YouTube Music also allows you to collaborate on a playlist with someone and this could be a nice activity for the two of you.

5. Get the perfect gift to show your affection

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a gift for your sweetheart. Whether you’re simply looking to get your other half some chocolates and flowers, or something a little more extravagant to spoil them, you can quickly find the perfect gift at the best price on Google Shopping – even if you’ve forgotten and need to get something for them at the last minute!

If Google Search Trends are anything to go by, it’s clear that Nigerians love love from these top trending Valentine’s Day-related search trends for the past year.

Top trending search terms on love in the past year

Top trending search terms on Valentine’s Day in the past year

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Top trending questions on love in the past year

Top trending questions on Valentine’s Day in the past year

  1. How to love someone?

  2. How to express your feelings to someone you love?

  3. How to write a love letter to a girl?

  4. How to make a woman love you?

  5. How to know if someone loves you?

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  2. Who founded Valentine’s day?

  3. What useful valentine gift can I get for my girlfriend?

  4. How did Valentine die?

  5. How to wish a friend a happy Valentine’s day?

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