Maintaining romantic relationships is difficult for many busy professionals; however, for small business owners, it can sometimes seem impossible. With Valentine’s Day approaching, the pressure is on to romance your partner, showering him or her with extra attention and affection.
Luckily, there’s an app for that.
With the help of several mobile apps, you can set yourself up for success this Valentine’s season. From easily making restaurant reservations to ensuring you never miss the chance to send a thoughtful note, these apps will be your romantic wingmen for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
Available for iPhone and Android, OpenTable is a dinner concierge in your pocket. Worry not about forgetting reservations, because making one is so easy, it can even be done on your commute.
Discover, reserve and manage restaurant reservations directly from the app. Research thousands of restaurants and reviews, view available tables and book instantly. Also access exclusive mobile features, including photos, menus, promotions and more.
Maybe you’re not a fan of crowds or have little ones at home, so you’d rather stay in for Valentine’s Day dinner. Use Epicurious to search thousands of recipes, assemble a full meal menu and easily create a shopping list. If your partner is typically the family or couple cook, swapping roles – at least for the night – is a sweet gift that he or she will definitely appreciate.
Accompany that homemade dinner or fancy restaurant reservation with an impressive wine selection. Whether you’re choosing something for your longtime spouse or trying to impress a new love interest, Hello Vino is your own personal wine expert. Simply scan a bottle’s label to learn more about the wine, including appropriate food pairings and recommended occasions.
No label? No worries! Simply search the catalog for recommendations and information.
Available iPhone and Android, as well as many other devices, these apps will help you create the perfect “dinner and a movie” date night. All app downloads are free, some services require a subscription, and most require a user account.
With Fandango, search new movies by theater, showtimes and name, and buy tickets on-the-go, delivered directly to your inbox. Add a movie to your list on Netflix and avoid the “What do you want to watch?” dilemma. Amazon Prime members can access thousands of movies for free via Amazon Video. And Crackle and Viewster are two popular, easy-to-use video-streaming apps with large catalogs, including TV shows.
With iPhones, stream your movie to AppleTV using AirPlay. Many apps are also compatible with Google Chromecast.
Greeting cards may be obsolete, but if there were ever a date to send one, it’s most likely Valentine’s Day. Using justWink or Red Stamp, create and send personalized digital and paper greeting cards to your sweetie. Send via text, email, snail mail, and social.
Pro-Tip: Keep the app and use it again for birthdays and anniversaries!
When you’re rushing between meetings or to make deadlines, it can easy to neglect your Valentine. Using Couple, create a special space to communicate throughout the day.
In your two-person shared timeline, share messages, photos, calendar events, and more. Also using the app, send “ThumbKisses” or draw together, even when you’re apart, in Live Sketch.
Available in the App Store, Romantimatic makes adoring communication second nature. Remind your partner how much you care throughout the day with a romantic message. And with prescheduled reminders, never miss a beat during your hectic day.
Shop and ship the perfect Valentine’s Day gift straight from your mobile device using Amazon Mobile. Prime members receive free two-day shipping, so even the most last-minute shoppers will be prepared with a gift come February 14th.
Mobile apps can make your life easier in so many ways. This Valentine’s Day, and beyond, use apps to help you nurture your relationships without adding more pressure to your already hectic lifestyle.