Thursday, February 23, 2017

Tech to Help Plan the Perfect Date Night

This is a sponsored post brought to you as a U.S. Cellular Ambassador.  All opinions are my own.

Planning the perfect date night has changed a lot since my husband and I started dating almost 18 years ago (yes I had to check how long!).  I remember when I got my first cell phone my freshman year in college from U.S. Cellular.  It was a Nokia.  I loved it, however, it didn’t have near the capability of my iPhone today.  I’m not sure I even knew how to text with the number keys…and I certainly couldn't look up a good restaurant to go to.

There are so many options available today to help plan the perfect date night, and as a married mama, date nights are most definitely fun and important!


My favorite dates with my husband are pretty basic, getting out to a nice dinner that I don’t have to cook or clean up from, and a place where we can sit and talk – all important to me.  But, it seems to take us FOREVER to figure out exactly what we want to do.

Top Five Apps to Plan your Perfect Date

OpenTable – This app is perfect because it helps you find restaurants to eat at, and then lets you also make reservations – win-win!  And if you have Apple Pay, you can use your iPhone to pay for everything.

Poynt – If you aren’t ready for your evening to end and instead want to get out to get drinks after your meal, Poynt will use location services to find the closest hot spot for after-dinner fun. 

Bouqs – I am kind of old fashioned in that I LOVE to get fresh flowers from my husband.  They always brighten my day (and my home – especially in the middle of winter).  This app allows you to buy flowers and even have them delivered same day.  This app would actually work for any occasion where a special bouquet is needed!

Vivino – This app is perfect for the in-home date night.  If you are having trouble finding a wine for the evening, you can snap a picture of the label, and the app will tell you ratings, reviews and even food pairings for that wine.

Date Night by Care.com – As a mom, going out for a date is hard, but this app makes it easy to find childcare in your area.  It also will open OpenTable and Fandango to help plan out your dinner and a movie.

What was your most memorable date night?

17 comments:

  1. We tend to have date lunches. So far it has just been to close by little mom and pop places but I guess one day I should splurge and pick a fancier place.

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  2. I had no idea about any of these apps. Maybe if I ever get another date night I will have to try them out.

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  3. This is such a great idea! I didn't know such apps exist. Now, if only my husband and I could find time to go out on a date. Lol

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  4. I didn't know apps like this existed, I'll have to check them out for my next date night!!

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  5. We have apps to plan our dates now! Much has definitely changed over the years. I've never used any of these but it would be nice to check them out.

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  6. I love open table. I use it all the time here in NYC to book date night.

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  7. I love Open Table and use it for all of our reservations! It makes date night so easy!

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  8. We use open table often and love it! I love to have fresh flowers, will have to try bouqs... that's the one from shark tank right?!

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  9. This sounds so cool. I had no idea anything like this was out there, but sounds pretty awesome! - Jeanine

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  10. Bouqs.com is one of my faves! I also love OpenTable! These are great suggestions! Thanks!

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  11. Oh, what a fun app. I hadn't heard about it until now. Can't wait to try it on my husbands and I next date night :)

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  12. This looks so awesome! I have never tried anything like this but I definitely need to.

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  13. I've never heard of any of these! I'll definitely check them out!

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  14. I had a Nokia in college too! I used OpenTable quite a few times to book date reservations.

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  15. I am going to use Poynt next time we are out. We love to go out for drinks after dinner to extend the date night. Thanks.

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  16. I am obsessed with open table!!!! You get points every time you book something! I've earned a few gifts card because of my pints adding up!

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