Managing Your Love Life From Your Smartphone

We live in a mobile society and are attached at the hip (OK, hand) to our mobile devices. We manage our professional lives from our phone, find movie times, get directions, read restaurant reviews and update our statuses. But you can also manage your entire single life on the go. In fact, if you haven’t been using it to manage your love life yet, you’re only making things harder for yourself. Since you can easily get lost in the app store, below is your guide to managing your love life from the palm of your hand.

Start by downloading the mobile app for your dating site de jour. While it may seem redundant to have your Okcupid, or eHarmony account on your phone — think again. Just because you’re away from your computer, doesn’t mean that your match should have to wait days for you to return the message (likely losing interest in the process). Having the app on your phone allows you to respond to your matches in a timely manner while you’re on the go. 

Next, download a location-based dating app so you can flirt in real-time. Geo-location is hot, but it’s not just for your social life. Applications like Urban Signals, MeetMoi and Skout will allow you to peruse the singles that are physically nearby, message them safely through the app and meet up if the digital feeling is right! 

Speaking of location-based apps, use Foursquare and Gowalla to create your Friday night flirt plan. While you’re getting ready to head out for the night, put your pals phones together and see who has checked in where. Which of your gal pal’s friends are cute? What area can you hit up together where there are lots of cuties at the moment?

Using technology will allow you to painlessly plan dates. Try Urban Daddy’s “The Next Move” app, which will help you find the perfect spot based on where you are, the time of day, who you’re with and what you want. It’s a particularly awesome way to plan your next move. If you don’t want the date to end but need a new location after dinner, head to the restroom, plug in your info and choose an Urban Daddy approved venue. Siri Assistant is also an awesome way to find what you’re looking for no matter how specific its; plus you can make reservations.

Connecting and staying in touch is done on your phone too, right? Make sure that you have the Facebook and Twitter apps downloaded. Go ahead and text with your matches, but don’t forget to callSometimes, the simplest function is the most important. The conversation will be more captivating, the nervousness in your voice will be endearing and the excitement you emit will be encouraging!