The first thing that comes into mind when February approaches is the day of love, Valentine's Day. And once the calendar shifts to this month, it places pressure on people to have a date at least if they are single and unattached.
A man selects a red rose for celebrations of Valentine's Day at a flower market Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 in Shanghai, China. (PA)
Using an Android mobile device can help a user find a date for Valentine's Day with easy access to Web sites which have app versions available in Google Play. These applications are for everyone no matter what gender or sexual orientation may be. The best part is they are usually free to use.
1. OKCupid Dating
It is based on the Web site called okcupid.com and this online dating site has grown intensely over the years. The dating service is for everyone, no sexual orientation prohibited. The app allows users to modify their profile, send messages, update status, match, upload photos, and search for nearby users in their area.
2. POF Free Online Dating
POF or Plenty of Fish even had a cameo in Lady Gaga and Beyonce's music video, Telephone. The app had a record of more than 200 million messages exchanged between users everyday and it has at least 55 million members. POF features message sending, search nearby, image uploads, edit profile, flirt and meet me now, tracking who viewed your profile, and review matches as well.
3. Crazy Blind Date
If you want some twist and mystery try Crazy Blind Date by OkCupid. It is a dating app that describes blind date in a really crazy way. Setting up a blind date with this app will ask when do you want to go and where you would like to go then it does the job by matching the user randomly to many singles in that location. Because it is random, the matches are displayed in pixilated images in keeping with the true sense of a blind date.
4. Tagged - Meet New People
Another app based from the popular Web site Tagged.com. This app will lead a user to over 300 million members worldwide and it promotes not only flirts or date but also friendship. It features chat system, meet new people, match making, search by gender, location or age, and the Tagged Pets which is a popular meeting game.
5. Skout - Meet, Chat, Friend
Although this can be accessed via Web site, it is more efficient and faster in app version. Skout has been featured on ABC News, CNN, FOX News, and NY Times and it is constantly updated. It features proximity preferences for meeting people, live chats, who checked you out, updates from nearby users, gifts, saving favorite users, and wink. The app has both free and paid versions and some features require must be unlocked first before it can be accessed. Skout and Boyahoy are sister apps but Boyahoy is designed for gay chat.