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Best Android apps for finding yourself a date, boyfriend, or girlfriend


Published onMay 11, 2012

Who says that you have to wait for Valentine’s Day to look for love? Though romance can bloom between people under certain circumstances, people aren’t always as lucky. Maybe you don’t know how to approach that guy you’ve been working with for years, or you don’t know how to say exactly what’s on your mind to that cute girl, or you may get tongue tied when you try to ease into asking your friend out to a possibly romantic date. Put your mind at ease because technology can help you out. We’ve put together a list of apps that’ll help you get a date, a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Here’s your chance at love and companionship in the power of your Android device.

Say you’re out somewhere and someone catches your eye. The thing is, she or he has been looking right back at you, too. You really should seize the moment and walk up to that person, but what do you say? Regular greetings like “Hi,” “Hello,” “How do you do” are so stale–and don’t even think about asking for the time or asking about the weather. What you need is help.

Pickup Lines That Works gives you an idea on how to break the ice. The lines the app gives you may not be guaranteed to work, but you’re sure to have a good time laughing at them. Browse through pickup lines in order or tap the random button to let the app throw a surprise at you. If you find a pickup line that you like, favorite it so that when you need to talk to someone, you’ll have your reliable pickup line close at hand. If you want to help out other people who get tongue-tied in front of a potential date, share a pickup line directly from within Pickup Lines That Works. This app is available for free from the Google Play Store.

If you’re having trouble finding people to talk to at your local hangouts, you’re going to need bigger guns. Or in this case, dating apps. First on our list is DATING (meet singles), developed by levelmatchcity. With over 20,000 downloads, this app allows you to flirt or just make and chat with new friends. Just like Facebook, you can write on your wall just what is on your mind and you can also check on what other people are saying. Leave them a comment and strike up a conversation. Post a picture of yourself in your best outfit to encourage people to message you. If you hit it off really well with someone, then it’s time to invite them to a coffee shop or a bar to have a few drinks. Some users love how DATING asks lots of questions to help you find a better match. Check out who lives in your town so you can increase your chances of meeting someone.

Closely following DATING’s lead, at 19,000 downloads, OkCupid is another user favorite. You might be familiar with OkCupid’s free dating site which promises to use math to get you dates. With the OkCupid app, you won’t need to be on your laptop or desktop to enjoy the powerful dating capabilities of the website. Make use of OkCupid’s famous Locals feature which is a new way to chat with singles and meet new friends. You can broadcast your status for other people to see and upload your photos to put a face behind your self-summary. Customize your match search to find exactly what you’re looking for, but if you’re feeling lazy, you can let OkCupid do the searching for you. You can see each person’s age, sexual orientation, current relationship status, and location on their profile. Once you’ve suitable matches, send them a message. If things go well, set up a date to meet–and cross your fingers that sparks will fly.

Seems like there may be some truth to that saying, “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” Though typically we hear that after heartbreak, this app gives you the power to reel in a catch. With a catch phrase like “your other half is waiting,” it’s no surprise that POF Free Online Dating Site has over 15,000 downloads. is one of the leading and largest online dating sites in the world. With 39.5 million users, you’re bound to find your other half somewhere in here. The app has a simple but clean interface, giving you options to start a conversation, review your sent messages, to tinker with your profile, to see who viewed you and more. When you check on your conversations, you’ll see the senders’ profile picture first, next to their user name, the date they sent the message, and whether you’ve read the message. Though you’ve got plenty of fish in the dating sea, get to know your potential match and see how well you get along.

MiuMeet is another dating app that’s joining the fray. MiuMeet gives you GPS location-based matches, allowing you to make new friends and to find your soul mate. If you believe in the power of zodiac signs, MiuMeet provides you with a daily love horoscope. Whether or not it’s accurate, your horoscope should set the tone for your day. Using this app, you can send text messages with pictures and a wide variety of smileys. Whatever your sexual orientation, MiuMeet lets you filter people by age, interests, places and tags. Import some of your favorite pictures of yourself from Facebook and put your best smile on your profile page. You can see how comfortable people are with things such as chatting, trading pictures, meeting up with you, hooking up, or even proceeding into a relationship. That way, you won’t be shooting blindly in the dark and you can handpick someone who might be able to resonate with you.

At a whopping 22,000 downloads Zoosk is free to join and promises to let you do online dating your way. Zoosk, just like previous dating apps, gives you GPS location-based matches so you can find candidates in your area. Add a few friends to get to know them and send them little tokens as an icebreaker. Unfortunately, you’ll need to pay a subscription to send and read messages. Users have complained that Zoosk doesn’t provide enough free features for members who don’t feel like committing to a subscription. Apart from the snag of paying fees, Zoosk is a powerful dating app that may just help you find the one you’re looking for. Other users have argued that the fee you pay for Zoosk also weeds out the undesirables, so if you’re willing to pay a little to get a better selection of match candidates, Zoosk might just be the dating app for you.

Perhaps the biggest fish in the dating app ocean is Meet New People. At a staggering 151,000 downloads, this app boasts over 35 million single men and women for you to flirt with, date and have fun with. Meet New People prides itself in being the best social network place to–you guessed it–meet new people. With the Ask Me feature, people can ask you questions and you can respond to them. You’ll be amused with what people ask and what they answer to your own questions. If you want to meet even more people, step into the Spotlight and check out which members are located in  your area. Unfortunately Meet New People is a large battery guzzler and may randomly force close. According to reviews, these problems only started appearing in recent updates so here’s to hoping that Meet New People’s future releases will do away with this snag. Download Meet New People for free today!

Maybe you aren’t looking exactly for someone to date seriously. Perhaps what you need is someone to spice up your life. With BeNaughty, you can meet other flirty singles who’re also looking for the same type of partner. Download this app and create a free public profile with your basic information. After you’ve added all the necessary details, start browsing and checking out other singles. On their profiles, you’ll find their age, their location, and what they’re looking for in a potential match. If you find people you like, send them a wink to let them know you’re interested. In fact, you can send winks to an unlimited number of people on BeNaughty. You can even send them an icebreaker or see where they are on the map. If someone’s captivated by your profile, they can send you a message, as well. Meet several people at once by joining one of BeNaughty’s many chatrooms.

Congratulations! You’ve finally gotten a date! Whether you struck up a conversation at your usual haunt or you managed to meet someone from one of the dating apps, there’s always the big event–the date. If you met your potential partner over a dating site, you might have had the wall of the Internet to protect you. Going on a date for the first time can be nerve-wracking but thankfully, there’s an app that’ll help you out. Dating Tips and Tricks, as it says on the tin, gives you some of the best tips and tricks to survive the date. It also gives you some great ideas to make your first date truly memorable. If you’re not sure how to be smooth and enticing, Dating Tips and Tricks also features flirting tips. And, should something not go well with your date, Dating Tips and Tricks also comes with pick up lines. Download Dating Tips and Tricks for free from the Google Play Store.

Everything’s gone well; you found the person of your dreams, felt a connection over several hundred messages being exchanged and made the big commitment to see each other for your first date. Things got even better, because after a few more dates, you’ve moved on into committed territory. We felt that it was just right to wrap up this selection of companion-finding apps with an app that’ll help you keep that special someone for a long time. Relationships take a lot of work, and over the years you forget how to maintain it. 101 Relationship Tips does what it says and gives you tips to keep your relationship strong and healthy. Since problems are a normal part of relationships, 101 Relationship Tips will help you overcome obstacles and enhance your connection with your partner. Download 101 Relationship Tips for your Android device today and keep your relationship strong and healthy.

With all those apps, we hope you’ve found somebody to love. If your favorite dating app didn’t make it on the list, share it with us and fellow readers in the comments section. Who knows, you may just help someone find his/her soul mate.

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