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10 Best iPhone Apps for Dating

Feeling lonely this Valentine's Day? Here are some iPhone apps that might help you find a date, or at least they'll provide some mindless entertainment.

  • <p>Feeling lonely this Valentine's Day? Here are some iPhone apps that might help you find a date, or at least they'll provide some mindless entertainment. </p>
  • <p>Sure, location-based social networking is kind of creepy. But if you don't mind letting strangers see where you are on a map, check out Skout--a new app that uses your phone's built-in GPS to find and connect with singles in your area.</p><p>Cost: Free<br /><a href="http://www.us.skout.com/" target="_new" title="Skout">Skout</a></p>
  • <p> Tap your screen and watch tiny bubbles float by, change color and turn into heart shapes. It's not as cool as Koi Pond, the most time-sucking piece of eye candy on your iPhone, but iLuv Bubbles is almost as creative and fun to play with.
</p><p>Cost: $.99 
<br /><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=302173163&mt=8" target="_new" title="iLuv Bubbles">iLuv Bubbles</a></p>
  • <p> Online speed dating service <a href="http://www.SpeedDate.com" target="_new" title="SpeedDate.com">SpeedDate.com</a> recently came out with this app, that lets you browse member profiles and send virtual "winks" and "flirts" from you iPhone. Though the application is free, being a SpeedDate.com member isn't--it'll cost you $60 per month.
</p><p>Cost: Free
<br /><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=303604914&mt=8" target="_new" title="SpeedDate">SpeedDate</a></p>
  • <p> Cheesy pickup lines generally don't work in real life, but if you're looking for an entertaining list of some of the worst (“Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?”), then this is your app. The iPhone program is amusing but is kind of an eyesore--the plain black background could use some sprucing up. 
</p><p>Cost: $.99
<br /><a href="http://appbeacon.com/buyapp/17511/$0.99" target="_new" title="101 Pick Up Lines">101 Pick Up Lines</a></p>
  • <p> This handy app looks up nearby hikes, pottery classes, star-gazing spots and other original date ideas using the phone's built-in GPS. The simple interface lets you search by budget and themes and links to websites with more information about each activity. 
</p><p>Cost: $.99 
<br /><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=qhIbHUMXMyM&offerid=146261.722753341&type=10&subid=" target="_new" title="Date Smart">Date Smart</a></p>
  • <p> This polling game guides players through dating scenarios. Users pick a virtual partner and then decide whether to “shake” (by literally moving the phone up and down) or continue dating the person. The app is surprisingly fun and entertaining and has a cool, clean design, but doesn't quite justify spending five bucks. 
</p><p>Cost: $4.99 
<br /><a href="http://www.shakeordate.com/" target="_new" title="Shake Or Date">Shake Or Date</a></p>
  • <p> The App Store offers lots of translation tools and phrasebooks. This one is a little limited in scope--it teaches you how to say “I love you” in over 50 languages--but it's also super easy to use, colorful and fun. Search translations and audio recordings (by native speakers, according to the app's makers) in Swedish, Thai, Zulu and many other languages. 
</p><p>Cost: $1.99
<br /><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=CMWzV4SDlTs&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewSoftware%253Fid%253D302925917%2526amp%253Bmt%253D8" target="_new" title="iLoveYou in 50+ Languages"> iLoveYou in 50+ Languages </a></p>
  • <p> Now that you have a cheesy pickup line, all you need is cheesy music to set the mood, right? Valentine RADIO pulls together radio stations that specialize in romantic music (yes, they exist) from across the world. Get ready to hear Bryan Adams over and over again.  
</p><p>Cost: $.99 
<br /><a href="http://www.blumedialab.com/ValentineRadio/" target="_new" title="Valentine Radio">Valentine Radio</a></p>
  • <p> Write your own personalized messages on virtual candy hearts, and then send them to your sweetie or use as your background wallpaper. Unfortunately, that's about all this app can do. And, apart from February 14, it's kind of weird sending virtual candy hearts. 
</p><p>Cost: $.99 
<br /><a href="itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=295778759&mt=8" target="_new" title="Candy Valentine Hearts">Candy Valentine Hearts</a></p>
  • <p> To use this app, you'll first need to create an online account (available for free on <a href="http://www.datingdna.com/">datingdna.com</a>). The service lets users browse through other members' profiles and gives you a compatibility scoring. 
</p><p>Cost: Free
<br /><a href="http://www.apple.com/webapps/socialnetworking/datingdna.html" target="_new" title="Dating DNA">Dating DNA</a></p>
  • 01 /11

    Feeling lonely this Valentine's Day? Here are some iPhone apps that might help you find a date, or at least they'll provide some mindless entertainment.

  • 02 /11

    Sure, location-based social networking is kind of creepy. But if you don't mind letting strangers see where you are on a map, check out Skout--a new app that uses your phone's built-in GPS to find and connect with singles in your area.

    Cost: Free
    Skout

  • 03 /11

    Tap your screen and watch tiny bubbles float by, change color and turn into heart shapes. It's not as cool as Koi Pond, the most time-sucking piece of eye candy on your iPhone, but iLuv Bubbles is almost as creative and fun to play with.

    Cost: $.99
    iLuv Bubbles

  • 04 /11

    Online speed dating service SpeedDate.com recently came out with this app, that lets you browse member profiles and send virtual "winks" and "flirts" from you iPhone. Though the application is free, being a SpeedDate.com member isn't--it'll cost you $60 per month.

    Cost: Free
    SpeedDate

  • 05 /11

    Cheesy pickup lines generally don't work in real life, but if you're looking for an entertaining list of some of the worst (“Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?”), then this is your app. The iPhone program is amusing but is kind of an eyesore--the plain black background could use some sprucing up.

    Cost: $.99
    101 Pick Up Lines

  • 06 /11

    This handy app looks up nearby hikes, pottery classes, star-gazing spots and other original date ideas using the phone's built-in GPS. The simple interface lets you search by budget and themes and links to websites with more information about each activity.

    Cost: $.99
    Date Smart

  • 07 /11

    This polling game guides players through dating scenarios. Users pick a virtual partner and then decide whether to “shake” (by literally moving the phone up and down) or continue dating the person. The app is surprisingly fun and entertaining and has a cool, clean design, but doesn't quite justify spending five bucks.

    Cost: $4.99
    Shake Or Date

  • 08 /11

    The App Store offers lots of translation tools and phrasebooks. This one is a little limited in scope--it teaches you how to say “I love you” in over 50 languages--but it's also super easy to use, colorful and fun. Search translations and audio recordings (by native speakers, according to the app's makers) in Swedish, Thai, Zulu and many other languages.

    Cost: $1.99
    iLoveYou in 50+ Languages

  • 09 /11

    Now that you have a cheesy pickup line, all you need is cheesy music to set the mood, right? Valentine RADIO pulls together radio stations that specialize in romantic music (yes, they exist) from across the world. Get ready to hear Bryan Adams over and over again.

    Cost: $.99
    Valentine Radio

  • 10 /11

    Write your own personalized messages on virtual candy hearts, and then send them to your sweetie or use as your background wallpaper. Unfortunately, that's about all this app can do. And, apart from February 14, it's kind of weird sending virtual candy hearts.

    Cost: $.99
    Candy Valentine Hearts

  • 11 /11

    To use this app, you'll first need to create an online account (available for free on datingdna.com). The service lets users browse through other members' profiles and gives you a compatibility scoring.

    Cost: Free
    Dating DNA

Feeling lonely this Valentine's Day? Here are some iPhone apps that might help you find a date, or at least they'll provide some mindless entertainment.

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