No better excuse than the new year to get things rolling again.Here are the top apps that will let you squeeze in a coffee date, plan a spontaneous adventure, or find a friend while exploring abroad.Add these to your smartphone and your dating life could resemble a romantic comedy in no time.
Its “broadcast” service, which sends out a note to those in your vicinity, is an especially useful way to spend a few spare moments. Price: Free How About We This creativity-inspiring app is perfect for getting to know a new city with a fellow adventurer.
Fire up your wild side with fun outing suggestions and see who else is nearby and ready to join. Price: Free Plenty of Fish A location tracker shows you who’s nearby and lets you get in touch quickly with a “Meet Me” feature.
The “Places” feature gives you some ideas for a date and will even send out event notifications for your area. Price: Free Blendr/Grindr The gay men-finding app Grindr has gained an impressive following of 4 million users, and its co-ed partner, Blendr, is following suit.
Both allow you search the social network of nearby singles looking to connect. Price: Free Tinder Using Facebook to determine mutual friends, interests and location, Tinder will match you with compatible users.
“Like” a profile and if they like you back, you two can see more information about each other, chat and make plans. Price: Free Zoosk You’re bound to find that perfect match with Zoosk’s network of 50 million users.
There’s also a couples section where you can make a dual profile.Good for: An ego boost—with so many users, your inbox will fill up quickly.Price: Free Tagged Named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes in 2011, Tagged has been building up a vast user network. This dating app flips through pictures of nearby users asking, “Are you interested?The site and accompanying app is a blend of friendship and dating opportunities, allowing people to meet through the social-gaming component. ” If you both answer yes, you two will be matched up and can arrange from there.Other features let you message others in your proximity and browse date ideas. Price: Free Tingle A more anonymous version of apps like Grindr, Tingle lets you talk on the phone and text potential romantic partners without giving away your phone number or exact location. Price: Free Jazzed The photography lover’s app, this service has a main feed of user-submitted photographs that can be sorted by interest or location and will match you up with another shutterbug based on these factors. Price: Freee Harmony Hook up your existing account to this mobile app, or make a new one and plot out your ideal significant other with this classic matchmaking experience. Price: Free, but must already have (or purchase) membership.Sonar By connecting to your Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and Foursquare accounts, this app shows you the locations of friends and other “interesting people” you might have mutual connections with.