Staying Close With Technology on Valentine’s Day

Some of you may know that I met my husband almost 20 years ago on AOL. He was the first normal person to send me a message that wasn’t X-Rated. I lived in Wisconsin and he lived in Virginia.  We never had to use technology to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we got to know each other using technology.

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Staying close using technology may sound cold and heartless, but I found that we talked about a lot of really important things. Topics we may not have touched until we had been dating a lot longer if we were in person.

Staying Close With Technology

Whether you are with your Valentine or not on February 14, here are some tips for using technology to stay close.


Nowadays most laptops come with a built-in web cam. You can use either Skype or Google+ Hangout to chat with your Valentine and you’d be able to see each other too. If you are lucky enough to be somewhere warm where you could go outdoors, you could grab your tablet or HP ENVY x2 and take the conversation outdoors. Maybe each of you grab a glass of wine, light a candle, throw in a frozen pizza and have dinner at sunset by candlelight and web cam.

HP EVY 23 touchsmart AiO

Watch a Movie

Each of you can watch the same movie on your laptop while you’re on the phone together. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, you should enjoy a romantic movie! Netflix has a ton of romance movies to choose from. Don’t forget to make popcorn.


Compete for Love

If you are a gamer, then try OMGPOP, which has a lot of multi-player games. If you are a Windows user, HP’s WildTangent websit also has games you can enjoy with your Valentine.

Digital Timeline

Create a slideshow with music and photos (maybe on your ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO) showing your relationship over time. It’ll be so romantic seeing how you have grown and changed.

Custom Cards

I love when I get a card in the mail that was made especially for me. You can create a custom card at Snapfish and use the “mail for me” option to have the card sent by Snapfish. It will show that you planned ahead and created something special.

What other ideas do you have for using technology to stay close on Valentine’s Day?

Disclosure: I received an HP ENVY 23 Touchsmart AiO PC as part of the #HPFamilyTime campaign. However, this post was not part of the campaign.

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About Michele

A 40-something geek trying to juggle 4 kids, digital lifestyle blog, husband, running, living a healthy lifestyle and still find time for digital scrapbooking. Love Lifestyle Technology, Social Media, Fitness Gaming, Diet Coke, Running, PC & Mac Geek, Reading, Beach and anything with Glitter or Bling! I am addicted to learning and self-help books.

11 thoughts on “Staying Close With Technology on Valentine’s Day

  1. I remember when I first discovered chat on CompuServe and my nick name was Miss Monica as I was a gymnastic coach and that’s what the kids called me. But on chat it turned into a call for x-rated, S&M chat so I was done with the whole chat scene real fast.

    Nice to know that there was a decent person on chat .. lol. Glad you found him 🙂

    Happy Valentines Day

  2. Funny how technology can change things. It has sure made thing easier for people in long distance relations. I wouldn’t mind getting cyber roses or e-cards.

  3. Back in the day we’d have to send care packages that would take weeks now we have the option of working real time and have things taken care of online. Some may think it’s impersonal but then again it’s the thought that counts.

  4. For people in long distance relationship the innovation with virtual gifts have definitely made things easier and best of all, more economical. With programs like Skype you can watch movies together even if you’re apart. There’s nothing better than being able to spend time with the people you love regardless of where you are.

  5. Technology has really changed some aspects of our lives. Imagine, with the use of webcam and internet, you can see your loved ones even though there are far away. Nice article.

    1. I think it’s awesome for people who are separated especially military when they are gone for months, often years at a time. Being able to see each other as you talk is so wonderful. And to think just 100 years ago it took months to get a letter.

  6. There are already numerous ways to declare your feelings for the person you love. High-end gadgets and accessories have contributed a lot for people to become more expressive. Smartphones and various apps are just some of the examples of the most common methods that can show how people can be very passionate from day to day.

  7. I actually met my husband through texting. We were officemates then but he didn’t have the guts to approach me since I had a boyfriend at that time and I was kinda snobbish. He just had the guts to come to me when I told him I am not a snob and I broke up with my bf.

    1. Sometimes texting (or online in other ways) allows us to approach someone we may have felt uncomfortable with approaching in person. That doesn’t mean the relationship will always be distant and through texting. Thanks for sharing your story!

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