How do you keep the spark alive? One word: dates.
Howard County Tourism thinks there are plenty of local places to take a new flame or your long-time sweetheart for a romantic get-together and is offering one person the chance to see first-hand.
To promote Streetline's Parker application, which shows available parking spots in the Historic District in Ellicott City, Tourism is running a promotion - prove you have downloaded the application to your smartphone and you could win a year of free dates.
Just download the app and bring your phone into the Howard County Welcome Center on Main Street in Ellicott City, or take a picture of your phone running the app and share it on the Howard County Tourism Facebook page.
The winner will receive an substantial gift package featuring golf for two, dance lessons for two, shows for two, gift certificates and much more. Visit the Howard County Tourism website for the full prize package.
Contest ends Feb. 14.