It could be argued that if more men (and women, for that matter) went back to basics and offered up the tried and true romantic gestures while dating, this world would be a better place. Okay – maybe that’s a little bit of a stretch. Lucky for us we have an app for that! Check out our top 10 favorite iPhone apps for the sometimes daunting world of dating.
10. Gate Guru
This wins our award for cutest iPhone app. Airport love is happening more and more these days, with travel on the rise and travelers more open to finding their mates on the go. If you are stuck in the airport during a layover (or snowstorm, which recently happened to us) then maybe take the opportunity to try GateGuru. The iPhone app details the best pubs, bars, restaurants and spots to socialize or go on a romantic date!
9. Date Check
A mobile version of Intelius’s online DateCheck report, this app provides an instant background check that allows users to scan “Sleaze Detector” for criminal records, a “Money” feature with details about home ownership, and other features that deliver vital information directly to your mobile phone.
This dating app allows users to flirt and meet up with other users who are nearby using iPhone technology. It basically functions as a dating and hook-up GPS system that identifies singles in your immediate vicinity. As an industry first, the Skout iPhone app found a way connect the virtual dating world with the real world.
7. Little Wingman
Little Wingman is the only app that generates millions or custom icebreaker lines (in both Safe and Sexy versions) regardless of sexual orientation.
6. Wine To Match
Use the WineToMatch app to impress your date with the perfect wine selection for their order. Just answer a few questions about the dish, and WineToMatch picks great wines to complement the flavor/pungency/region of the dish. This is a great app for when you want to look far more knowledgeable and cultured than you actually are!
5. Speed Date
Ever try a speed-dating event? We have, and it’s quite the experience. SpeedDate is the world’s first online speed dating website. This system allows singles to meet each other through three-minute online speed dates. Unlike other online dating options, this app allows singles to immediately determine if they have chemistry before taking the time to meet in person. (For more options, there’s also an American Speed Date app and state-by-state Speed Date apps.)
4. Fun Mail
Isn’t it true that we often will judge a book by its cover? We’ve discovered that messaging is way more fun by putting your text on a relevant graphic. Using the free iPhone app Fun Mail, we were even able to send free virtual flowers for Valentine’s day! That’s not only adorable, but wallet-friendly, too.
3. Charm Him
We all crave the man of our dreams. We may even think we have found him; the secret exists in actually keeping him. The Charm Him app helps you learn how to spark romance and attraction, whether you want to become the girl who can command any room she walks into, snag the one man who has eluded you in the past, or steer your current relationship on your own terms. (We want all of the above!)
2. Date Escape
Finding a date is the first hurdle, having it go well is a whole new level of battle. The DateEscape app is a virtual best friend, helping us escape that date gone shady (or lame). It’s the next generation the get-away call! This app places fake calls and texts to your phone. We love it. If your date is going wrong, if you have a get away. If it’s not, just ignore the calls and earn points for being an attentive partner.
1. Dating site apps
There’s a reason some apps are instant classics. For one, there’s an iPhone dating app connected to the Match.com online dating site, that allows members to update their profiles wherever they are, plus there’s an opt-in feature that allows members to check out other singles nearby using the built-in location-based technology. You can also get a great purpose-built iPhone app for using the (free) OKCupid dating site! Dating + tech + convenience = we love it!