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#WeMatched: Couples share their stories about finding love online

The world isn’t a hopeless place

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Love hits some people unexpectedly. However, for those who aren’t as lucky in finding a partner, there’s this need to work hard and put yourself out there.

Luckily, the advent of technology has made it possible to connect two lovers — wherever they are. Through dating apps and even social media, one can find love that blossoms.

In GadgetMatch, we help people find the right gadget that matches people’s lifestyle. Since the foundation of our mission is inspired by finding the right one, we’re excited to share stories from couples who found their match online. Truly, love finds its way!

Jean & Amiel

Third time’s a charm — that’s the gist of Jean and Amiel’s love story. They first matched on Tinder when Jean was devastated from her last relationship. She was looking for a rebound while healing — which made her delete her account and come back a year later to try her luck again in the online dating arena.

Jean and Amiel matched the second time around, had four exchanges, and eventually led to Jean ghosting. The couple reconnected on Tinder five months later, with Jean wondering why she never replied.

How did you know he’s the one you should date?

“So, after 5 months, I messaged him. And then we decided to go out on a date, which worked out fine. Then one thing led to another, and after 3 months of exclusively dating, we fell in love and became boyfriend and girlfriend.” — Jean, 25, PR

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“Online dating isn’t for everyone. It takes guts, tons of courage, and self-love. If you’re not ready to put yourself out there, don’t. I would say it’s never too late to try, but if you’re not into it, then you’re not yet ready.”

Rowee & Krista

Rowee and Krista’s story is one for the books. The two matched on Bumble, a popular dating app, where Rowee accidentally swiped right, not knowing they already matched until Krista messaged her.

Being a newbie in online dating — Rowee asked Krista how to navigate the app so she can see who viewed her profile. The vanity!

How did you know she’s the one you should date?

“It was a surprise really since she’s not my type. But after a few small talks, I started to like her. Maybe, it is the conversation that binds people together. We clicked. Including our interests and principles in life.” — Rowee, 26, Marketing Consultant

“We are opposites in many ways, but I wanted to take that chance and see where it could go.” –Krista, 29, Writer

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“Be brave enough to take a risk. You wouldn’t know something magical will happen unless you try.” — Rowee

“Love comes at the right time. I guess my advice for everyone would be to know and work on themselves first to prepare yourself for that opportune moment.” — Krista

Coleen & Bell

Coleen and Bell first talked over Omegle — when Coleen wanted to vent to a random stranger. After having a sensible conversation, the two exchanged numbers, then added each other on Facebook. After bonding with several hobbies and interests, they clicked and one thing led to another — they became boyfriend-girlfriend.

How did you know he’s the one you should date?

“He’s the only guy who accepted me, who embraced my plus-sized figure and accepted my sort-of-a spoiled brat attitude. I also felt his sincerity when we decided to meet for the first time. ” Coleen, 24, Audio Engineer

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“Just don’t rush everything on finding your missing piece. Focus on your passion, learn to love and embrace yourself, and build your strong character. When the right person comes, you’ll be happy that you’re ready by the time he comes.”

Paula & Troy

Paula and Troy surely did find love in a not-so-hopeless place. Surprisingly, the couple met at an online game called Grand Fantasia. Paula was moving on at the time. She was playing to keep her mind from thinking about weeping even for a second. Troy, on the other hand, found Paula fascinating when the two had a conversation in-game.

Raiding dungeons, chatting for hours, the two felt a connection — even if they’re just inside a virtual world. To them, it was still real. The couple hit it off and got married a few years later.

How did you know he’s the one you should date?

“I met him at my worse, I was moving on from some other guy who broke my heart which made me hate every guy I meet from then on which didn’t stop him from pursuing me, he patiently waited and stayed with me the whole time till I was ready to say yes to dating him, and that kind of effort is aces in my book.” — Paula, 26, Copy Editor

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“Skies may be grey right now but every cloud has a silver lining, you’re just being prepped for the right person for you, don’t lose hope and never give up cause somewhere in these billion full of people there’s someone out there who’s also not giving up to find you.”

Trisha & Dave

Trisha and Dave matched on Tinder, with Dave making the first move. Just like any Tinder conversation that’s getting serious, the two switched platforms and added each other on Facebook. After a continuous, wonderful conversation, the two hit it off and finally went on a date.

How did you know he’s the one you should date?

“While we’re on the getting to know each other stage, he already introduced me to his mother, aunt, siblings, and even his grandfather. I observed and felt how he values and respects his family, and for me, it’s important and a really big factor in choosing the guy I’ll date.” — Trisha, 25, Sales Associate

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“1 Corinthians 13:4-7”

Ben & Ja

Ben, a PWD leather craftsman donating his proceeds to the street dwellers, and Ja, a trading associate, first met on Tinder. The two swiped right, matched and started chatting about their common interests — road trip and photography.

The coupled chatted for about three months and met, believing it was indeed “love at first sight.”

How did you know she’s the one you should date?

“Because she was so understanding, mature, sweet, and a very good conversationalist — which I like most. Plus her eyes are so expressive whenever she talks.” — Ben, 42, Leather Craftsman

What’s your advice for people still looking for love?

“Always believe in love. Someone, somewhere is meant for you.”

Have you found your match?

If you think you found your match online (whether through dating apps or even social media), you can share your story with us by uploading a photo of you and your partner on Instagram.

Make sure to tag us @hergadgetmatch and use the hashtag #WeMatched while indicating the phone you used to take selfies with your significant other.

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The sex toy every sophisticated woman should own

Womanizer Premium 2 is such a luxurious stimulator!

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The following is intended for readers 18+

If you’ve been in the sex toy world for a while, you’ve probably heard about the revolutionary Womanizer.

This face massager-looking device is now considered a cult fave, and lots of women are raving about it. Others are even claiming it made them reach the big-O in just two minutes. Intriguing, right?

So what exactly is the hype about?

Womanizer is the first-ever toy to introduce the Pleasure Air ™ technology. Unlike normal vibrators, the Womanizer aims to give pleasure without having direct contact with the skin. In this case, the clitoris.

The Womanizer uses air pressure to “massage” the clit, so it’s gentle yet very effective. This technology is wildly popular that there are lots of knockoffs in the market, which is why it is patented.

If you scroll through Womanizer’s catalogue, there are plenty of options depending on your budget. I was both excited and intrigued when looking at the choices. There’s just a lot to consider.

When I finally got to try the Womanizer Premium 2, their newest luxury clit stimulator, all I can say is this: I am now a believer. This beauty is worth the internet’s hysterical worship!

C marks the spot

Here’s a hot take for men: the reason why your girl is probably not enjoying it, is you go straight to penetration without taking much time in the clit. I can’t stress this enough: the C-Spot is just as important as the G-Spot.

Stimulating the clitoris alone can lead to multiple orgasms without the need for penetration. And the Womanizer Premium 2 proved this for me numerous times — sometimes even in just one sesh!

It’s like oral sex, but better

Thanks to Womanizer Premium’s 12 intensity levels, I have the option to go slow and gentle, and then switch to powerful and intense mode. The control buttons are easy to navigate, I can feel all the sensations without having to move much.

The product also features an AutoPilot ™ mode where I just sit back and enjoy the different stimulations and intensity levels. Yes, you can let this thing take the lead! I use this feature whenever I’m feeling adventurous, or when I’m extra lazy to control the buttons.

Safe, healthy, and without hassle

The Womanizer Premium 2, like any product in the Womanizer catalogue, is made of hypoallergenic silicone. It feels smooth and velvety, and the quality is true to its name.

I appreciate that the design is subtle yet straightforward. It is not intimidating at first glance; unlike some sex toys I’ve seen in the past.

The no-touch orgasm is a life-changing innovation, the product doesn’t rub on the skin to achieve pleasure. Suffice to say that it promotes safe and healthy stimulation without being harsh down there.

It is waterproof, so cleaning is not a hassle. You can even use it in the shower.

The package also comes with an extra stimulation head on a different size, to which I learned that the medium one is a better fit for me.

Making me-time much sexier 

I strongly believe that self-pleasure is a form of self-love. Gifting yourself the Womanizer is actually like treating yourself to a luxurious spa at a 5-star hotel. Pair it with your favorite bed sheet and room scent for a full cozy experience.

If you don’t live alone, the Smart Silence technology is your best friend. Although it’s not silent enough for super quiet spaces. Better turn on your aircon or e-fan while doing the deed to ensure subtle background noise.

Aside from the various intensity levels, you can also explore different positions using the Womanizer. Tip: there are a lot of ideas on the Womanizer Instagram page!

For those with partners, this thing can also spice things up in the bedroom. Just let your partner control the buttons and you’re all set.

Is this your PlayMatch?

I guess the biggest downside of the Womanizer Premium 2, at least for me, is the price. There are other cheaper alternatives in the market, although I can say it’s worth the investment. If I only have the luxury to gift this to all my girl friends, I would. It’s an experience that deserves to be shared.

If you’re planning on investing in your sexual wellness, Womanizer Premium 2 should be on top of your list. It is currently on Valentine’s Day sale, from US$ 199.00 to US$ 189.05.

There are plenty of options on the Womanizer website, in case you’re still expanding your options.  You can also check out the We-Vibe Melt, a cheaper alternative that is quite similar in terms of target pleasure.

Shop the Womanizer Premium 2 on Womanizer’s website or through local shop Lauvette.

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Tinder is getting a Blind Date feature

Find a date before Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you don’t have a date yet, you can still turn to dating apps to find a special someone before Monday’s festivities. Right on time, Tinder introduced a new Blind Date feature to complement its growing slate of capabilities for would-be daters.

In today’s digital world, it’s almost impossible to go on a truly blind date. After a quick Google, you’ll know practically everything about a new date even before you meet them. However, dating apps are doing their best to maintain a sense of anonymity before new matches voluntarily share that information themselves. Traditionally, profiles only share someone’s first name, age, a short bio, and a few photos.

Tinder wants to change this even further with the new Blind Date feature. Instead of the usual swiping way to match up, users who opt into the feature will be paired with others based on common interests.

However, automatic matches won’t see each other’s photos yet. Instead, they’ll play short games and answer quirky prompts like “I put ketchup on _____.” If both parties like the other’s answers, they’ll get matched and finally see each other’s photos. If not, the feature will try again with another pairing.

The new feature is under Tinder’s Explore tab. Users in the United States already have the feature available. Meanwhile, global users will get Blind Dates “in the coming weeks.”

SEE ALSO: Facebook Dating now has audio calls for daters

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Toblerone’s Valentine’s Day packs lets you send personalized video greetings

The power of QR codes!

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Forget flowers and cute stuffed animals for Valentine’s Day, Toblerone has just unveiled its sweetest gift for the revered fete.

The Limited Edition Toblerone Valentine’s Day Pack might be the most thoughtful gift you can give this love month. Or your most romantic gesture yet.

Drawing inspiration from failed gift-giving situations, Toblerone showcased the limited edition pack along with a film that encapsulates funny reactions from receiving a gift that fell short.

 

To make it more special, the Toblerone Valentine’s Day packs come with a blank pack feature for you to write your personalized greeting.

Underneath, you can find a QR code function for you to record a video message. Just tear the right side of the blank pack panel, scan the QR code that’ll lead you to Toblerone Chatbot, then upload your video message.

Don’t forget to write the unique code on the blank pack before gifting your Toblerone Valentine’s Day Pack to your loved one. Upon receiving, they can scan the same QR code and preview your personalized video message.

The Limited Edition Toblerone Valentine’s Day packs are available in the nearest leading supermarket and convenience
stores. Prices are as follow: 100g (Php 109), 200g (Php 218), and 360g (Php 393).

To know more, like Toblerone on Facebook and follow @toblerone_ph on Twitter and Instagram.

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