By Jordy Altman
Finding love in the Digital Age can be hard.
With everybody burying their faces deep into their phones, it can seem awfully difficult to find a new singles to date. Don’t let the digital barrier keep you away from your perfect mate — become the perfect lover and singles will come to you! Here are our favorite apps to help you become a better lover for the SoCal summer.
Be Healthy – MedXCom for Patients (FREE), Fitness Buddy ($1.99)
Keep track of your personal health care while maintaining a healthy workout routine! MedXCom allows you to share your STD history with potential hookup buddies, proving that you’re clean and responsible. Couple that with Fitness Buddy to get your six-pack ready for the beach and you’ll be turning heads in no time.
Be Knowledgeable – Knowledge Trainer (FREE), QuizUp (FREE), CNN (FREE)
You gotta have something to talk about on your dates, so brush up on your reading with apps to train your brain. The CNN app connects you to today’s biggest headlines so you can stay informed with original stories and hot topics to keep your conversation stimulating. Trivia apps like Knowledge Trainer or QuizUp are great tools to help you win at Bar Trivia Night, or to color your conversation with rare and obscure tidbits of information.
Have Entertainment – Netflix (FREE), Hulu (FREE)
Snuggle up and watch a movie without searching for the remote! Subscription-based entertainment services like Netflix and Hulu offer great movies and TV shows at your fingertips. Stream a scary movie, binge on Orange Is The New Black, or take in a fascinating documentary.
Be Social – Facebook (FREE), Twitter (FREE), Instagram (FREE), Snapchat
While it may seem counter-intuitive to connect via social media, it’s a great way to lay the foundation for meeting in person. Facebook is a great tool to stalk learn about your new crush’s interests, Twitter helps you share those #randomthoughts throughout your day, and Instagram will have you two taking a whole roll of great photos together to wrap up your night. After the date is over, Snapchat a fleeting picture of yourself to make them wanting more.
Be a Good Drinking Partner – Mixology (FREE), 8500+ Drink & Cocktails (FREE)
Show your confidence at the bar and order the right set of drinks. The right cocktail can direct where the rest of your night will go, so know your drink and know your limits. If you want to save some money, brush up with these Mixology apps and stock your home bar with craft cocktails. Who doesn’t like a cute, sexy single that can sling a drink (or two)?
Be a Good Dining Partner – Yelp (FREE), Seamless (FREE), Allrecipes (FREE)
If you know what you want to drink, you’d better know what you want to eat. Why waste the better part of your date hemming and hawing over which restaurant sound most delicious? Yelp will pick your perfect restaurant for you. If you’re looking to host dinner at your place, Seamless will deliver your food straight to your door. To really class up your evening, download your favorite recipes off of Allrecipes and whip up a three-course meal from scratch.
Know What To Do Around LA – Circle (FREE), Uber (FREE)
Stop being indecisive and plan your evening beforehand! Circle will find you free events, meetups, concerts, and other activities with just a swipe of your finger. After you’ve had your fun, request an Uber cab to safely drive you and your date back home.
Gotta Be Good In Bed – 69 Positions ($0.99), Pocket Kamasutra (FREE)
Face it — if you don’t know what you’re doing in bed, you won’t be getting under the sheets. If you’re looking to make transform your date into a long-term relationship, know which mattress mambo moves make your partner shiver with anticipation. There are many helpful sex guides available in the App Store, so pick your favorite and study up! Hopefully you can find a partner willing to be your study buddy.
Don’t Wanna Date, Wanna Slut It Up – Tinder (FREE), Hinge (FREE)
If you’re looking to be a better lover this summer, you’re gonna need some experience. If you’re not looking for any long-term relationship, download dating apps like Tinder and Hinge. These apps finds singles in your area and makes finding a date a fun game, bring all the hookups to your phone so you can find somebody you can definitely click with. Share your interests, meet up in person, and use your skill set to be the perfect lover for that special someone.