Mobile apps help us discover and learn new things, as well as make every day tasks a bit easier. A smartphone is a great companion for online dating especially, with most dating sites offering apps that work in tandem with their profiles. But what about apps to use while on a date? Yep, those too. Here are 4 great apps to help your dating life.
Datecheck – Free
Datecheck is powered by Intelius, provider of background checks, so if you’re interested in snooping a bit before your first date, this is the app for you. A Google search can only show so much, and this app can serve as an on-the-go private eye. The app itself if free, but you can activate certain services within the app for a fee. The app’s “Sleaze Detector” scans criminal records to determine if anyone with that name has been charged with drug possession, assault and battery, sex crimes, DUI and other offenses. You can also check for your date’s net worth for information about home ownership and property value, as well as searching for social networks connected to your date. Download on iTunes.
DateEscape – $0.99
If you’re not up to recruiting a friend to bail you out of a horror date with a phone call, check out the DateEscape app. This nifty app will let you schedule phone calls or text messages ahead of time to aid in your great escape if the date makes a turn for the worst. Settings include fully customizable background image, name, carrier, message, vibrate alerts and more. Download on iTunes
Blendr – Free
If you’re new to the area, or just looking for someone new to meet, Blendr is a great option. You can use it to either meet new friends, or someone to date. Using location-based tech, the app can show you others around you with similar interests. It’s easy to use, too — simply upload your photo, choose your interests, and begin discovering people around you. If you’re looking for a hot spot, Blendr’s “Heat Map” view can show you where the action’s at in town. Download on iTunes
Picksie – Free
Picksie is another location-based app, like Blendr, but one that will help solve the ever-burning question: “What should we do?” Instead of wasting all night brainstorming, fire Picksie up to narrow things down. Discover new restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, movies and other events around you that are catered to your personal likes and dislikes! The app even narrows things down based on the weather, time of day, and current location to help plan a new and exciting date. Download on iTunes