Google Assistant wants to be your 'love doctor'

The company's Romance Report shows how folks turn to the search giant for help with their love lives.

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"Hey Google, what is love?"

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Valentine's Day can be a rough. But hey, if you don't have a date, you can always turn to Google Assistant when the 14th rolls around.

In Google's Romance Report: A look at love in 2019, out Thursday, the company highlighted different ways that Google Assistant can be your someone -- or rather, something -- special. "Call the love doctor," Google suggests as an alternate reference for Assistant.

For example, "Hey Google, serenade me" will get you, well, serenaded. If you say "Hey Google, Happy Valentine's Day," you'll learn how to say "I love you" in eight languages. And "Hey Google, tell me a fact about love" will lead to information about how animals express affection. 

The report also notes common searches around love like "how to spend quality time with your partner," "how to cuddle" and "DIY valentines cards."