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Easy date planning with iPhone apps

You’ve got a big date Friday night and you’re asking yourself the usual questions: What will you wear? Where will you eat? What will you do? What will you talk about?

Woman using iPhone to plan date

Relax. Take a deep breath. Then check out these apps that will make you feel like you have a personal date-prep assistant.

The shoes

Let’s get the most important part of your date preparation out of the way. Some may trivialize the role a pair of shoes plays in the success of a date — those people are called men. The rest of us know that a great pair of shoes can take your tired, so-so outfit and kick it into overdrive. There’s an element of excitement that comes with certain pairs of shoes because you only get them out when you’re doing something fun. The perfect pair of kicks can also do wonders for your confidence. For these reasons, consider downloading iShoes, where you will find 50,000 different pairs of shoes to shop. Once you find the pair of your dreams, you can order them online right from the app!

The clothes

Your outfit is second only to your shoes. One could argue that you should select what you are wearing first and then pick the shoes. Most women prefer to pick the shoes and then piece together an outfit around them. It doesn’t matter how you do it. When it comes to picking an outfit that makes you look and feel great, the app 123 Dress Me delivers. Take pictures of your clothes, then mix and match pieces of your wardrobe with the spinner to come up with new combinations. If you shake your phone, you get a new combination. Take this app shopping so you can accessorize an outfit you already have with a stunning scarf or fabulous new purse.


Open Table did it first, and they still do it best: With this app you can make reservations at more than 15,000 restaurants! Select the date you’d like to dine out and Open Table will kick back restaurants in your area. With maps, reviews and sophisticated search options there will be no, “Where do you want to eat?” followed by, “I don’t know, where do you want to eat?”


When things get hectic, we tend to bury our heads in the sand and do what needs to be done. Then when we emerge, we realize the race for President has begun and Kim Kardashian got a divorce! Download Fluent News Reader to catch up on all current events with headlines from The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, FOX News, the BBC, ESPN, TMZ, Time and many more. This will keep you from getting caught flat-footed on an important topic. The idea is not to “wow” someone with your knowledge, but rather to come off as informed instead of dazed and confused.


You’ve been single for a while, and you’re just not feeling another “dinner and a movie” date? Download 301 Date Ideas for some ways to break out of the dating doldrums. Use one of the 301 suggestions or put your own unique spin on an idea to create a night that is geared specifically to you and your date.

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