My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (Yay Us) and I have to admit that while he might drive me crazy sometimes I’m also really glad not to be dating. I mean, meeting new people is great and all, but I’d honestly have no idea what I’m doing if I had to start dating again. I’m pretty sure I’d scare a lot of people off, which would then just lead to me staying home alone to eat lots of popcorn and ice cream while binge-watching my favorite television shows. What? Spending time with the remote control is totally dating, right? Okay fine, maybe not, but it would totally work for me.
Using Your Smartphone to Plan the Perfect Date Night
If you’re not like me, which I hope is the case, and you happen to be single and actually want to meet new people and get yourself out there every now and then and maybe go on a date (or three) then I’m here to help. No, really, I am because even though the thought of dating freaks me out I want to help you find the potential love of your life. The best part is that my advice starts with the thing you probably bring with you everywhere you go and the one thing that goes to bed with you every single night. Your phone. Oh you know I’m right, so don’t even try to deny it. I love my Samsung Galaxy S7 and I’m willing to bet you love your smartphone just as much, which is actually good in this case. If you’re more of an Apple iPhone 7 kind of a person then I’ve got you covered as well, so don’t fret because there are some really helpful apps to simplify the dating experience, especially when you download and use them on a dependable network like mine.
Now I know that these apps can’t necessarily take away the inevitable stress of dating, but hopefully they can make it a little more fun while helping you plan the perfect date with a potential mate. The best part is that all of these apps are free, easy to navigate, and maybe even already on your smartphone.
Best App for Making a Dining Reservation
- Not only can you us the Open Table app for general dining reservations, but it’s also great for finding the perfect restaurant when planning a date. You can use the app to look at reviews for a whole bunch of restaurants across North America as well as checking out the overall atmosphere and dress code of an establishment before making a reservation. If you want to avoid carrying your wallet then you’re in luck because users with an iPhone can settle their bill with Apple Pay.
- Poynt is another great app for making the most of a night on the town. It uses your location to make suggestions and help you find a fun spot to have drinks or a movie to see for a date night that lasts as long as you want it to!
Same-Day Flower Delivery App
If you want to show someone that you’re thinking of them before your date night then you should definitely download the Bouqs app and use it to buy flowers. The best part is that there are many florists to choose from and you can even have them delivered the same day! My favorite thing about this app is that it’s great for your everyday life because it provides a helpful service to remind you of upcoming anniversaries, birthdays, or other special occasions. It can even automatically send flowers on those dates making it virtually impossible to forget an important day in the life of someone you care about.
An App to Help You Find the Perfect Bottle of Wine
The Vivino Wine Scanner App could quite literally save the day and change the way you choose a bottle of wine forever. Imagine being able to use your phone’s camera to scan a wine label and get information like reviews, food pairings, and pricing because that’s exactly what you can do with the Vivino App! So what are you waiting for? Download this one right now and use it when planning a date or when planning a night in with a bowl of popcorn and the remote control.
The Best App for Finding Childcare on Date Night
Dating isn’t just for single people, which is why the Care.com App is a wonderful tool for hard-working parents who deserve a night out with their spouse. This fairly new app helps users find a sitter in their area and even connects with Fandango and Open Table to help you plan the perfect date night that includes dinner and a movie!
So tell me. What’s your idea of a perfect date night?
Disclosure: I’m a compensated member of the U.S. Cellular Blogger Brigade, but thoughts and opinions are always my own (especially if you think I’m funny).