Apps For Romance on Valentine’s Day—Or Any Day!
** This post originally appeared at iPhone Life Magazine where Adam is a featured blogger.
It’s that time of year, iPhone Life-ers. Valentine’s day approaches and with it, every man’s heart is all a-flutter.
Because anyone with any experience with the ladies knows that whatever you do, don’t screw up Valentine’s Day.
So, I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to share with you guys today, but the ladies will enjoy this post as well because they have fun spoiling their loved ones too.
All aboard the love train!
Ok, yeah. Totally agree. A little too much enthusiasm there. I about pulled a Tom Cruise and jumped up on the couch.
Everyone feels spoiled when somebody cooks for them. It’s the way to just about anyone’s heart, so what better way to say “I dig you” than to make some sort of rich, chocolate-y dessert? I really like Chocolate—Irresistible Recipes. I’ve only tried the hot desserts so far and I have just three words for you. Oh. My. God. With over fifty recipes complete with high quality photos, you’re going to find many decadent things to make.
What would romantic chocolate desserts be without a little simulated candlelight? Well, they’d still be delicious, but I dare say they wouldn’t be as awesome! And for Valentine’s Day, pick the heart shaped one. Because you have to.
There must be flowers if this romance thing is going to work at all! Love Notes by Teleflora is by far one of my favorite apps. You can shop for bouquets right from the app, but it also gives you some help in the note-writing department as well! If all you can think to say starts with “roses are red, violets are blue…” then you need this app! First you select whether your note is going to a girl or a guy. Next, you punch in their name and then adjust the sliders to reflect your mood. You can keep tweaking until you’ve got just the right message.
It goes without saying that a little romantic music just adds to the occasion. Nothing like a little Barry White to set the mood, right? Well, maybe not Barry White (not that there’s anything wrong with Barry White) but something that gets you snappin’ and swayin’ with the romantic mojo. This app streams a good variety of love songs from the creator’s library. I’d rather build my own play list, but sometimes love cannot wait, iPhone Life-ers!
If you’re hurting for ideas, this app is perfect. Slots of Love lets you filter romantic ideas by gender, time and expense. It covers the quick little things all the way up to a big special occasion extravaganza. You don’t even have to worry about running out of ideas because they’re updated daily. The best thing is that nobody has to know you’ve been using an app. You get to look like a hero. A hero with a secret in your pocket!
Dinner and a movie. Picnic at the park. Then what? Sometimes you get stuck in a rut and wind up doing all the same old stuff together. Aside from the silly name, this app has a lot going for it. Some of the ideas are ludicrous, but some are pretty decent, and I have to say really fun. It’s worth the 99¢ investment, and if you don’t like it, you can at least laugh at some of the more outlandish suggestions together!
I hope you take something away from this post that will help you keep the love alive in your relationships. It’s so important to make sure your partner knows you’re thinking of them, so whether it’s a little bit of silly fun, or carefully planned occasion, make sure you don’t screw up Valentine’s day!