One of R&B’s hottest singers, Jason Derulo, spent his 22nd birthday a new special lady, American Idol alum Jordin Sparks.  According to Derulo’s rep, the two are officially dating and had an official belated birthday bash at Phillipe Chow in Hollywood.  They spent time with friends and music industry executives, according to People.  The new duo were spotted snuggling up to each other all evening.  “Jordin would sing to him occasionally through the night in his ear if her head was nested on his shoulder,” said an eyewitness.  “He was excited to spend some [quality time] with Jordin in LA. … The two left together and continued the celebration.”

How do you make your partner’s birthday special?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s important to show you care when it’s time for your partner to turn a year older.  Make sure to put thought and feeling into whatever you decide to do.  Cupid has some suggestions:

1. Thoughtful gifts: Give your significant other something that no one else would have thought to gift them.  It’ll show that you listen to them and, most importantly, care.

2. Throw a party: Whether it’s a surprise party or just an informal gathering of family and friends, organizing a birthday bash is a great way to make your mate’s day unforgettable.

3. Plan a trip: If you have time and some extra funds, plan a birthday vacation for the two of you.  If your partner has always wanted to see what Vegas is all about, plan a long weekend in Sin City and enjoy what the strip has to offer.

What did you do to make your partner’s birthday special? Share your experiences below.