Be a Date Night Hero: 5 Apps to Show You How

Date night is always exciting and usually a bit nerve-racking. Whether you're on your very first date or you're planning to pop the question, you want every detail to be perfect. Although you're capable of coming up with the perfect idea yourself; it does not hurt to have a little help with the planning. Everyone can use a little help once in a while. Add these five date night apps to your arsenal to ensure you look your best for the big date. 


1. Yelp! (free)

The first step to being a date night hero is choosing the right venue. Whether it is a quiet romantic date or a wild day at the amusement park, Yelp has you covered. This popular app lets you read other people's reviews to get a feeling of the pros and cons of any given venue. 

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2. 301 Date Ideas (free)

This app is pretty self explanatory, which is why it is so great. If you are having trouble coming up with a unique idea for a date (not that you would), there are 301 ideas just waiting for you on your iPhone. Ideas range from a simple picnic to some really creative ideas like drawing each other. 



3. 2 For Couples (free)

This is a great app for couples all around, but is great for the company who likes staying in for dates.  When you open the app the first tab is call 2day and has a ton of news and stories about couples around the world.  If you are running short on ideas for a gift this iPhone app has you covered with interesting gift ideas for him and her.  What will really make you a date night hero is all of the wonderful suggestions that you will find under the date night tab.  There is three different sections titles EAT, WATCH, and DO.  Instead of telling you where your local Chinese place is, the EAT tab actually gives thoughtful suggestions on cooking at home as well as some ideas on checking out local venues.  Again, unlike other apps the Watch app does not just tell you what is playing in theaters this week, it has a few of those mixed with some older movies that are perfect for a romantic evening in.  The DO tab is packed with some really fun ideas both in and outside of the house. 



4. PearHaven (free)

PearHaven is a little like the Foursquare of dating apps.  This innovative app allows to you read others reviews and even see pictures of their dates to help choose your next date.  Beyond that it allows to you record your date and unlock badges as well as earn points towards prizes. 



5. Poynt (Free)

When it comes to being a date night hero nothing will get you there faster than Poynt.  Much like Yelp! Poynt has reviews on local businesses so you are not walking blindly.  What makes Poynt unique is the fact that it uses location services to tell you where everything is around you.  Movie got sold out before you got there? Poynt will tell you where other theaters or events are in your neighborhood.  Took a wrong turn on the way home and you are low on gas?  Poynt will point you toward the closes gas station.  Poynt will even tell you if there are any special offers or coupons in your area.  What is really nice about Poynt is its beautiful and easy to navigate interface.

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Arthur is an experienced freelance writer and iPhone fanatic. He enjoys writing articles about many subjects, but specializes in mobile technology, parenting, relationships, and fitness. Arthur has been featured in many prominent fitness and parenting publications as well as in "A Brave New Word" literary magazine. In his spare time, Arthur enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and of course, playing with his iPhone.