As Valentine’s Day approaches, many couples and singles are preparing for this day/weekend of commercialized love and romance. Many will be joining in on the festivities of this day in the traditional way; flowers, chocolate, mildly to overly expensive dinner and drinks, while some (me included) will be kicking it with House of Cards season 2 premiere on Netflix.
We’ve rounded up a list of apps, for both couples and singles, that will help give your Valentines Day a more tech perspective.
Apps for Couples
Avocado is a social network for couples that’s completely private and viewable by only the two of you. Avocado comes standard with a calendar to help you remember important dates for the two of you while the list feature lets you create checklists of anything you want. Use them for vacation getaway ideas, date nights, and more.
ProFlowers is one of the easiest ways to send flowers to loved ones and comes from the same makers of Ink Cards. Select from one of their beautiful arrangements they have available and enter in your info. Delivery and everything else they handle.
This is my personal favorite. If you’re choosing to stay at home and cook a romantic dinner for your partner this year, Foodie has a lot of great ideas on romantic meals for two.
Check out the full list here via iMore.
Apps for Singles
OkCupid has been around for almost a decade, and it didn’t take long for this free site to become one of the most popular options around. The app offers a fairly straightforward selection of dating tools: Set up a profile, fill it with pictures, answer questions about what you want in a partner, scroll through matches, and send messages, all for free.
In theory, you’re not supposed to make shallow, snap judgments about potential partners, but Tinder encourages you to do just that. You create a simple profile with a handful of photos and a few sentences about yourself, then throw yourself at the Internet’s mercy.
I found this pretty cool. HowAboutWe is one of the few dating apps that continues to cater to you after you’ve found match. This app is all about getting you off of your phone and into the real world. User profiles consist of basic information with a photo, as well as a suggestion for an activity — like exploring a museum, competing in bar trivia or going for a run. Simply suggest an activity, and see who responds.
View the full list of the 10 Best dating apps via tom’s Guide
With tech increasing its role in the conservation of love and romance, I’m interested to see the range of new apps that develop and how current ones will adapt to constantly changing usership (it’s a word, right?). Happy Tuesday folks! -MK
Mariel Kanene is Founder and Editor of TheArtOfPersptive.co and lead storyteller with a focus on music, startups and travel. His passion for storytelling was born in Kinshasa, Congo and bred in Washington, DC where he resides. By day, Mariel spends his days slowly trying to change the world—one meaningful interaction at a time. He loves reading factual-fiction, good podcasts, traveling, health and fitness, foreign languages and good conversations over good coffee and even better rum. He hates talking about himself in third person.Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated. Find me on: Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin | Website.