Are you completely lost when it comes to Valentine’s Day? No worries, we’ve got you! Whether you’re an over-the-top romantic or a “netflix and chill” lover, everything you need for this Valentine’s Day is at the tip of your fingers with these 10 free mobile apps. You can thank us on the 15th.
It’s not too late to get active! You’ll want to feel your best before your big date and RunKeeper is the perfect app to help you do it! RunKeeper can help you plan your route, suggest workouts, track your progress and it even connects to your Spotify account!
Okay, so you’re getting in shape, but you still need to find a date. Don’t panic–that’s where Skout comes in. Skout is one of the largest networking and dating apps and it’s a great way to meet people near you. You can set your preferences for age, gender ethnicity…Trust us, there’s someone for everyone on Skout. So download the app, take the perfect selfie and get started already.
If you’re a classic romantic you’ll probably want to send flowers. Three taps is all it takes with BloomThat. What’s great about BloomThat is they make it super easy–instead of having to search through hundreds of flower arrangements, they curate a small selection of the best bouquets available. They make sure fresh, local flowers arrive at your lovers door beautifully wrapped in burlap.
If you want to give your valentine a truly unique gift Etsy is a great place to find it. Etsy is an online marketplace where artists are selling their amazing works. From handmade jewelry to 90’s cartoon t-shirts–there is definitely something your someone special will love. You can even track your order through the app to make sure that it arrives in time for the big day.
Ladies, this one’s for you! You have to make sure your makeup is on FLEEK for date night and Perfect 365 is the best free makeover app there is! You can upload a picture of yourself and virtually try out different makeup looks to see what looks best on you and then it will tell you how to recreate the look with real-life tips. The app even suggests outfits that would best compliment your makeup.
So now you have to find a restaurant and make reservations–no problem. You can kill both of those birds with OpenTable. It lets you instantly find restaurants near you with open reservations, it even lets you read reviews and check out the menu.
If you’re planning a night at the movies the Fandango app is a necessity. You’ll need it to find theatres, check movie times and buy tickets in advance. Pro-Tip: You can also use the app to read reviews and watch trailers, this will help you to choose just the right movie for the big night.
If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional dinner and a movie, Living Social is great for that. There are tons of apps offering daily deals, but Living Social is the best. You can easily see all of your local deals in a beautiful catalog style layout. You can find discounts for unique date ideas: cooking classes, hot air balloon rides, wine tastings, etc. Why not?
Maybe you and bae would rather stay in, that’s cool too, save some money spend and spend some serious one-on-one time. Must-Have Recipes for Better Homes and Gardens has some amazing recipes to make a delicious restaurant quality meal at home. It’s super easy, you can do everything right from the app: find the perfect dishes, customize recipes and create a grocery list. With this app, your date will mistake you for a professional chef!
Planning a weekend getaway? Or just need a night away from the kids? Hotel Tonight can help you find the perfect place to stay. All you have to do is choose the kind of hotel you’re looking for and book, it’s super easy. Hotel Tonight lets you book up to seven days in advance and same day, so if you want to plan or book spontaneously, it’s up to you.
Not celebrating Valentine’s Day? The good news is these apps can be used year around, for any occasion or for no occasion at all. They’re just really good apps to have handy. You’re welcome!