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MYPL8: Find vehicular romance this Valentine's Day

Seeking love this Valentine's Day, but don't have the guts to tell the object of your affection? MYPL8 could be the solution for love-starved drivers

Seeking love and affection this Valentine's Day, but don't have the guts to tell your sweetheart? Using anonymous greetings cards because you're too socially inept to communicate face to face? If so, it's probably time to try a new tactic: stalking innocent commuters while they're stuck in traffic.

The newly launched MYPL8 service -- also known as PL8M8 -- allows love-starved drivers to communicate via the medium of text. Once you spot someone you fancy, note down their car's registration number and, when it's convenient, text their registration number and a brief message to the MYPL8 text number. Provided the intended recipient has previously registered with the service, they'll get your message and the opportunity to reply as they see fit.

Fellow MYPL8 members should be fairly easy to recognise. Members are offered a car sticker to display on their car windows, whilst others have taken to printing their registration numbers on t-shirts to get dates whilst away from the car. For shy daters, MYPL8 also offers a more clandestine means of identifying yourself as a member, but they're not saying what that is -- you'll have to join to find out for yourself.

What do you think -- is it a good idea or a waste of 35p plus your standard network text rate? Personally, Crave prefers the old-fashioned method of staring at someone until they make eye contact, pushing a naked boob up against the window, then chasing them for as long as it takes for them to run out of petrol. Yes, we're old romantics.

For more information, and a potential date this Valentine's Day, visit the MYPL8 site now.