Modern Love: Feel ‘App-y’ This Valentine’s Day With New Dating Apps
New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it also seems to be the city for those who really app-reciate the single life. But puns aside, it seems like people are forgoing meeting strangers in bars or group gatherings “the old fashioned way” in order to meet them on their phones. I can’t say I blame them. Why go out and spend money to meet people when you can do it all with a few swipes from your warm comfy bed. And while apps like Bumble and Hinge are great, I’d argue there’s other apps that can help you suss out your love interest before taking next steps. So instead of spending Valentine’s Day alone, or trusting that last minute hookup will make you happy, try one of these apps that are more personality specific.
City Socializer is that app for those who don’t actually want to meet by app. The key to this one is that you pick events to go to in your city. The events are sponsored by CitySocializer, so they’re organized and safe. And in addition, you know that everyone there is looking for the same thing as you. Less pressure for those guys who always seem to go after unavailable girls and a more social setting for a first meeting than a one-on-one with someone who may not be “the one”. Download here
Another common fear people have is going on an app date alone. Who knows whether you’re talking to a normal person or a serial killer? Double fixes that problem for ya! You sign up for the app with a friend, “like” people together, join a group chat and double date until you find a match. Double the choices and less of the awkward! (Plus you get the added benefit of learning your friend’s opinion early on). Download here
Afraid that guy you’ve been talking to on your phone may not live up to the hype in person? Fliqpic is the app for you! They operate under a system that lets you video chat with potential dates. Taking the lazy and lax factor up a notch, you don’t have to venture out to meet your match, but instead can stay home and just call it quits or decide you like him on your phone right away. Download here
There’s even an app for the Instagram obsessed. Glimpse uses Instagram to collect data on various interests and connect users based on those they have in common. Think its creepy that it can get all that from pictures? We prefer to call it genius. The app also lets you change your mind if you reject someone on a whim and get their info back so you can still connect. It also takes the planning out of it, by asking you a time you’re free (and who you’d like to meet up with) and picking a place and time that works for you both to meet up. Download here
For the lovers of quirky online quizzes, Score may be the app for you. While finding a potential mate, the app asks you wacky questions to see if you would be a good fit and matches you based on your answers. Fun and flirty and definitely more personal! Download here
So whether you’re looking for a quick fling, or a full-on relationship contender, these apps are safe and helpful. Who knows? Your Valentine’s Day quick find may end up leading to something more! And if not, at least you had fun along the way ;P