Looking for some romantic inspiration for your next date night? You might want to download an app first: Recently, app developers have introduced a bunch of new options designed to help couples enhance their bond.
While some experts say that date-planning apps suck all the fun out of being in a relationship, others say theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a good way to get closer to each other. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Many of these apps give you creative ways to let the other person know theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re special and on your mind,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Karen Ruskin, a psychotherapist and relationship expert.
Need some inspiration for your next outing, dinner for two, or I-love-you gesture? ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an app for that:
Kahnoodle Have a partner who never thinks to bring home flowers or do the dishes for you? This app could help: It gives you points every time you do something thoughtful for your S.O., and after you collect a certain number of points, you can cash them in for discounts at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon. And if you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t logged any couple-y activities lately, the app shoots you a reminder suggesting an activity to do with your better half. Free on iPhones
Avocado This app makes planning activities with your partner a breeze: You can share calendars, grocery lists, and upcoming dates with each other so youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re always on the same page, schedule-wise. You can also send Ã¢â‚¬Å“hugsÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“kissesÃ¢â‚¬Â to let your loved one know theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on your mind. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a smartphone? Avocado is also available online. Free on iPhones and Google Play
BetterHalf Dinner and a movie have never been so simple. BetterHalf provides you with instant suggestions for restaurants and movie showing in your surrounding areaÃ¢â‚¬”and the app will even keep track of your favorite date spots for quick recommendations in the future. Once you pick which spot you like best and set a meeting time, you can send the proposed game plan to your partner for them to either accept or deny. $1 on iPhones
Couple Couple lets you create a timeline of your romantic historyÃ¢â‚¬”similar to what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d see on a Facebook relationshipÃ¢â‚¬”so you can easily reminisce about all of the good times youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve shared. You can also stay in touch by drawing pictures, video chatting, and messaging through the appÃ¢â‚¬”a major perk if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever worried about sending a message meant for your partner to someone else by mistake. Free on iPhones and Google Play
69 Places This app encourages you to get out of the bedroom by suggesting other places to have sex with your partner. Some of its recommendations might be a little out thereÃ¢â‚¬”like a fire truck, for exampleÃ¢â‚¬”but you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to actually act on all of them. Even just fantasizing about the hot spots with your partner can help spice up your sex life. Free on iPhones
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