Starbucks to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day

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(Relaxnews) – In advance of Valentine’s Day, Starbucks has partnered with online dating site Match.com to facilitate coffee dates among members.

Likewise, the coffee chain is organizing what it’s calling the World’s Largest Starbucks Date on February 13 in markets around the world that will involve special $5 menu pairings such as a mocha drink and heart-shaped cookie; photo props that allow couples to capture their date; and in-store playlists to set the mood.

Singletons seeking love on the online dating site Match.com, meanwhile, will be able to use the new “Meet at Starbucks” feature, which will allow members to send an email to their online crush and find a Starbucks location closest to them.

According to Match.com, more than one in three singles cite coffee dates as their favorite first-date activity.

Krispy Kreme has likewise launched a special Valentine’s Day promotion with heart-shaped, X and O-shaped donuts. New this year is the ‘Luv Bug’ donut, bearing a lady bug face.

And the 2015 edition of Valentine’s Day products at Dunkin’ Donuts includes heart-shaped Cookie Dough and Brownie Batter donuts and dessert lattes.

The World’s Largest Starbucks Date will be held around the world in markets such as the US, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, China and South Korea.

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