When asked what their favorite part about a date was, 34-year-old single software engineer, Tema said: “I love meeting new people. The part where I get to know someone, and doing fun things...there’s something nice about having a hobby and finding one you both enjoy like salsa dancing or hiking. I think the part that sometimes can be awkward is having different expectations for the same activity.”
Having a mutual understanding of the activity ahead of time can be helpful. If it’s a hike, try using the app AllTrails. You can message each other photos hikers have taken on the trail, and reviews about the hike, so you know what gear to bring and are better prepared. You can also see other hikers’ times so you get a sense of how to plan the rest of the date if you are planning on going anywhere after your hike.
27-year-old F45 coach and fitness apparel owner of Weylyn, Breanna Henry, says her favorite thing about a date is this: “In the beginning, when I see how much effort the guy put into planning and setting everything up”.
It’s hard to drop subtle hints about what your preferences are, so sometimes you just want an app to communicate and drop ideas and hints back and forth while also streamlining communication. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Tinder but for food and date ideas? That’s why people love Yelp. It’s easy to assess the reviews of date spots no matter which city you are in. Check out photos from a community of users, respond to comments, or book a reservation without having to call or leave the app. Yelp makes everything super user-friendly and integrated into your communication streams.
“Continue to prioritize dating even as your family continues to grow.”
One struggle 31- year-old Mother and Hairstylist, Kayla says [about Valentine’s Day] is that it’s hard to prioritize dating as a married couple. She part she appreciates about a date with her husband the most is when there’s thought and effort, even if it’s something small. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in your kids and routines, and it’s easy to forget to continue to date your partner, when he takes the initiative and do something for us, I appreciate it.”
This is why we created Syndee. It’s a comprehensive app that can add value to busy lives, and while we are perhaps slightly biased, we feel it is the go-to way to ensure things get done. Want a perfect Valentine’s Day for your spouse or significant other? Just load the recipe “Date Night”, and the AI-enabled platform maps out your evening seamlessly. It’s like having a personal concierge in your pocket at all times.
35 year old NYC-living entrepreneur, Sarah says that her favorite part of any romantic date is finding similarities in music choices. “When he picks me up and has put thought into procuring a great playlist for the drive, this shows effort and sets the mood for the rest of the night.” We agree, and that’s why we love Spotify. Whether you’ve been dating a long time, or it’s your first foray on Valentine’s Day together, you can easily make a playlist that lets the other person know how you feel.
Been together for a long time? Why not make a playlist of songs that represent your history together. The premium version of Spotify allows a user to create playlists based on the era or a song. Too busy to search for songs? Lookup a song from when you and your partner first started dating, and create a playlist based on recommended tracks.
“I live for the surprises,” says Brit, a Social Media Manager, wife, and Mother of two children. “We’ve been together for 8 years, but he still manages to surprise me with something I love like flowers or a small gift just because.”
No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a gift or token of appreciation. That’s why we love Bloom & Wild for easy flower ordering and gift delivery. Check out their make your own bouquet feature, or choose from what’s popular. Whatever the occasion, Bloom & Wild is making beautiful surprises possible for special occasions or those “just because” moments of gratitude.
Have any mobile app recommendations that have helped you plan a great date? We’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to check out our app here, to go from date zero to date hero.
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