Get Your Valentine's Day Off to the Right Start with a Little Romance from Uber

By Jamie Epstein February 12, 2013

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The annual holiday falling on February 14 celebrated worldwide, and is named after Saint Valentine, a man actually sent to jail for presiding over weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to get married, as well as assisting outlawed Christians in partnering with their lifetime loves.

The annual event has gradually become a major money-maker for a variety of companies, ranging from those who making greeting cards like Hallmark, to those who make flower arrangements such as Pro Flowers – and even those who cook up yummy chocolate-covered anything like Shari’s Berries.

Now mix in a little pinch of love with a smidge of technology and what do you get? Romance-On-Demand, an application fresh out of the oven of passion that can be leveraged to send roses to your special someone with a single click of the mouse.

In a recent blog post, company officials stated, “On Valentine’s Day only, Uberites in Philly will be able to request red roses for delivery to their special someone, PLUS a few lucky riders will get hooked up with sweet surprises throughout the day!”

To get started, open the app and simply purchase the roses anytime from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., choose where they’ll be going within the application from the ‘Set Delivery Location’ section, and immediately you will receive not only an estimated time that the beautiful gestures will be delivered, but a follow-up call from the company to confirm your time-sensitive purchase.

For a mere $75, your credit card, previously set up within the app, will automatically be charged and the apple of your eye will also be sure to receive a customized card so they won’t have to ponder who to thank for such lovely flowers.

Earlier today, DailyFinance reported pretty interesting findings that prove money isn’t always the key to someone’s undying love. In fact, Discover’s infographic proves that while men tend to spend more money on women on this holiday, daters outweigh married couples significantly. I mean duh, once you have someone for life, usually trying to impress them goes out the window.

And while men want a special dinner on this day, females are typically satisfied with only some long-stemmed roses. Even more surprising is that almost half of those who participated in the survey spend only $1-$25 on V Day, while 28 percent keep their wallets sealed tight and don’t spend any of their hard earned cash at all.


Image via Daily Finance

As times are still economically tough, people are proving their admiration for their partners in creative ways that don’t always have to involve money. One of these is through sending e-Cards.

To read the full report on TechZone 360 on this increasingly popular trend, click here.




Edited by Braden Becker

TechZone360 Web Editor

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