3 First Dates, Valentine’s Day Stories for Developers

Three fun and romantic stories for Valentine’s Day

Juan Cruz Martinez
4 min readFeb 14, 2023

Have you ever been on a first date for Valentine’s Day? How did it go? Today we have a somewhat different article, as we want to share with you three stories of Valentine’s Day that involve our love for coding.

Before we start, let me say that these stories are completely fictional.

Story #1: The Blind Date

Have you ever been set up on a blind date by your friends? I went on one last summer that I will never forget. After introducing each other, my partner for the day starts the first dialog of the night with the question: Do you ever think about Regular Expressions?

As you may have expected, that question kind of threw me off. I was expecting something like “How was your day?” or maybe “What do you like doing in your free time?”. After a few seconds of silence, I finally asked what you mean by Regular Expressions.

“Regular expressions are a programming language way to describe patterns in data strings. For example, say that you want to validate if a piece of text is an email address. What do you look for: the at the sign, a domain at the end, etc.? Regular expressions are the manifestation of such rules”. But they go even…



Juan Cruz Martinez

I stream, blog, and make youtube videos about tech stuff. I love coding, I love React, and I love building stuff!