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Surfin' for love

Web sites break out the champagne for Valentine's Day

February 10, 1997
Web posted at: 5:38 p.m. EST (2238 GMT)

From Correspondent Brian Nelson

(CNN) -- At this time of year, love is in the air -- and on the Net. A little surfing turns up more relevant sites than you can shake a cherub at.

Naturally, flowers are a big part of Valentine's Day -- and VirtualFlowers lets you order roses online for delivery to your special person.

And, if reality isn't enough -- send your love a virtual bouquet, at no charge.

At the pink-framed -- "the love at first site" -- there's a service for ordering chocolate goodies, and another to track down a lost love's e-mail address.

There's also a romantic bookstore, classic love letters, and the love mechanic's advice for the heart. And that's not all -- the site includes a setup to tell you what kind of greeting card is right for you and your love, from "simple curiosity" to "animal passion."


At Be My Valentine, there's the opportunity to download some songs of love -- from Elvis to Old Blue Eyes, and a celebrity matching game to see if you know which star goes with their intended.


At Doctor Love's Love Calculator, you can plot the odds for a romance by arcane calculation of the names of the loved ones. Sometimes it seems to work. but other attempts seem star-crossed.

The Cyrano Server is for the shy and unimaginative -- it takes your thoughts and puts them into an e-mail message with panache. Supply a few nouns, verbs and adjectives, and it does the rest.

Just make sure your love has a sense of humor.


Related sites:

  • VirtualFlowers
  • Valentine.Com
  • Be My Valentine
  • Doctor Love's Love Calculator
  • Cyrano Server
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