Valentine’s Day is the day of grand romantic gestures, marriage proposals, spending some couple quality time or simply showing your loved one how much you care about them. But all of that does require some careful planning. Choosing what you’re going to do, where you’re going to go, and a special gift to top it off – all of this can be made easier with a few simple apps.
Here’s our selection of Android apps that will get you through Valentine’s Day safe and sound, and make your partner stay in love with you or even fall again!
1-800-FLOWERS – Flowers, gifts
This service may likely be older than you, so you know you can rely on it. The app lets you order greeting cards, flowers and chocolate but also other gifts, and trust me they have something for every occasion. Obviously they’re well stocked for V-Day.
The 1-800-FLOWERS service shows the same deals as on their website and they deliver gifts to 195 countries.
1-800-FLOWERS – Download
Sesame Gifts is an amazing app that offers a ton of gifts and chances are you’ll find something to your liking in there, no matter if you’re on a budget or are planning to splurge for that special someone. Shipping costs are also decent and looking at how easy this app makes to find a gift while inconspicuously swiping on your phone, it’s totally worth it.
Sesame Gifts – Download
By Sincerely Inc
If you enjoy creating personalized greeting cards, Ink Cards is an easy to use app that bundles more than 500 customizable designs, for almost any occasion you could think of, including Valentine’s Day. The app lets you create cards and schedule them to be sent at a later date, but for those emergency situations when it’s too late for preventive measures you should know the app delivers printed cards in US, UK, Europe, and Canada in 2-5 business days.
Ink Cards – Download
Gravy: fun local events nearby
If you and your partner are feeling adventurous or simply don’t want to fall into the dinner and a movie cliche, Gravy can help you find nearby events based on your mood. The app even shows you maps and drive times estimated by taking the current traffic conditions into account. If you’re planning a weekend getaway Gravy will show you if you can make it to a certain event in time or not.
Gravy – Download
By Reserve Media, Inc.
Reserve is certainly an impressive app that acts as your personal concierge. It handles everything from reservations to payment – so you won’t have to take out your phone or wallet. The payment is automatically performed by Reserve and includes the waiter’s tip and the app’s small concierge fee, allowing you to focus more on your date and less on technicalities.
Reserve – Download
Fandango is practically the perfect movie ticketing app. Why waste time going to buy movie tickets in person when you can do the same through Fandango, but without the horribly long lines you’d have to face – especially if it’s a last moment decision.
With this app you can also check out showtimes, movie trailers and reviews. This way you can easily find out everything there is to know so you and your date can choose a movie you’ll both enjoy.
Fandango – Download
By Skol Games LLC
If you’d like to find some creative ways to say “I love you”, Love Quotes has a ton of them. The app has tons of photos showing love quotes you can share with your special someone and you can easily browse them by category.
Love Quotes – Download
Valentines Day Special
Those in need for some V-Day inspiration, take a look at Valentines Day Special. This free app that has a bit of everything. Gift ideas, love poems, movie ideas, recipe inspiration (if you’re planning to impress your soul mate with a home-cooked meal), wallpapers and whatnot. You can even find dress up ideas and romantic music suggestions in there.
Valentines Day Special – Download
Some are absolutely OK with being alone on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re not in that lot you can try a fast match app such as Hinge to find a partner in the eleventh hour. The app will give you a daily selection of people from your social circles you’d be interested in. It doesn’t mean it will show you people you already know, but it will select those who are friends with your friends – if that makes sense.
Hinge – Download
This app gives dating a unique spin. You’ll have to post a date idea starting with the words “How About We…” and the app will find potential matches and show them your idea. They can say ‘skip’ if it doesn’t appeal to them or ‘I’m intrigued” and there’s a good chance it will become a reality. You can also view the date ideas of other people.
While this sounds fun and all, I really liked HowAboutWe because it encourages people to actually go out on these dates and because they’ve already agreed to the activities, at least there won’t be any disappointment in this department.
HowAboutWe Dating – Download
Burner – Free Private Number
By Ad Hoc Labs, Inc
An app like Burner can have a lot of uses, but one of them is offering you new phone numbers you can give to people you date when you want to make sure you never see them again or are simply afraid to share your private number with someone you barely know.
The app lets you easily make calls and texts from the numbers it provides and when you ‘burn’ a number all related data will be erased from your phone and anyone who tries to call it will get the “out of service” message. Apparently some burners are free, but not all of them – for those you’ll have to purchase credits within the app.
Burner – Download
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