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Tender: Creature Comforts review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RELATIONSHIPS TAKE TIME
Tender: Creature Comforts finds a way to make get you emotionally invested in exchanging fake texts on a dating planet.
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Five Dates review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 16th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LOVE LOCKDOWN
Five Dates successfully captures the awkward excitement of going on video dates.
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Six great apps to find a date (and maybe love) on your iPhone or iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on October 27th, 2015

Many of us are flocking to the internet to find ourselves a date. Whether it’s because you don’t like hitting bars, you’ve run out of mutual friends to pursue, or simply because you fancy doing things differently, dating apps are ideal for finding someone to spend your free time with.

Here we take a look at six apps that will hopefully make the process much more fun and successful.

Drift Girls Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 15th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LIMITATIONS
Drift Girls combines racing and dating. It does neither particularly well.
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Pinch Helps Expand Your Social Circle Through Some Neat Matchmaking

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 11th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

New to the App Store is Pinch, a dating app that hopes to make finding your perfect match more fun and that bit easier than it was before.

By using your Facebook friends, it enables you to browse friends of your friends before 'pinching' them to get in touch, all with the blessing of your mutual friend. The fun part comes from being able to ask a series of 'and/or' questions to get the idea of what kind of things that person enjoys most. It's simple but potentially quite fun.

Pinch is out now on the App Store and it's a free download.

Flirting and Dating App Twine Updated, Receives iOS7 Optimization and More

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 15th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Twine, the "first Intellectual Flirting and Dating App" has received an update. The new build is specially optimized for iOS7, refreshes the UI with a brand new design, chat improvements, and bug improvements.

Twine is a social interaction app that looks to encourage safe dating by allowing users to remain anonymous until they choose to reveal themselves.

Twine is available for free on the App Store.

Swoon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on June 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HOT OR NOT?
A fast, fun and flirty dating app that uses Facebook information to match people up.
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WhosHere Updates, Adds Video Chat for Free

Posted by Lisa Caplan on May 24th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A mobile social discovery app, WhosHere, updated yesterday, adding free video chat to the universal iOS build. The app allows users connect with an new emphasis on keeping random hook-ups safe(ish). The developers say “the biggest problem in meeting people online today [is] knowing that the person you are speaking to is exactly who they say they are.”

Exactly how they propose to solve this problem and provide a layer of security is unclear, but I think the idea is that providing personal details like phone numbers, addresses and information about where you are located at any given moment is best done in a video chat rather than by email or SMS, so people can speak "face-to-face." Some users complain there are a disproportionate number of men to women using WhosHere, so perhaps this move is intended to help remedy the imbalance ?

The service, clearly, is primarily for dating and casual connections, and gets tepid fan reviews, but if you're already using WhosHere, video chat should be a welcome addition. Certainly it unleashes some, um, creative communication potential beyond simple safety concerns. If you’ve used this service or test out the new feature let us know what you think in the comments.

Mini Boyfriend is a Pocket Companion

Posted by Jordan Minor on April 2nd, 2012

Real boyfriends are nice and everything but they do have their limitations. For example, they can't fit in a pocket for easy access to hugs, winks and kisses wherever one may be. That's where Mini Boyfriend, the latest installment in Digicub's "mini" series comes in.

Much like previous entries Mini Gay Girlfriend and Mini Gay Boyfriend, Mini Boyfriend gives players a virtual companion to flirt with as they please. The game consists of nine minigames which simulate dating scenarios like talking at a coffee place, going to the movies and even giving bubble baths or breakfast in bed.

Strangely enough, Mini Boyfriend comes courtesy of former Electronic Arts designer Michael Othen whose previous credits include Battlefield 3. Othen wants to reach a new audience and one would imagine that the military shooter audience and the dating sim audience are indeed quite different.

Mini Boyfriend is available now on the App Store for free. Who doesn't want a guy to call their own?

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OkCupid Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 3rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: IN LOVE
OkCupid is the official app for accessing the popular free dating service.
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Friday Five: May 14th, 2010

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on May 14th, 2010

Fridays are the perfect time for reflecting on the past week...and Fridays at 148apps are no exception. Here are five interesting apps released in the past week for your perusal!

ustwo seems to enjoy creating unique apps, such as the masterfully titled "...". Inkstrumental is their newest app, and it's a funky one. The point is to create your own weird music videos and strange soundtracks, using the 31 creatures included. See, each character will emit a musical sound when you tap it. A "VIP character" allows you to record your own sounds, too. By mixing them together against different backdrops you create a unique mash-up of noise and your very own music video. It might not be as complex as other sound-mixing apps, but Inkstrumental is intuitive and packs a ton of character. Who couldn't love these fuzzy creatures? As an added bonus, you can share your masterpieces by in-app uploading to YouTube.

Nirvana Revenge
By now it's an established fact that the Tap Tap Revenge series reigns supreme when it comes to iPhone rhythm games, at least in terms of popularity. Nirvana Revenge is the latest spin-off, featuring—you guessed it—hits from Nirvana. Fourteen songs are bundled with the app, including songs like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Breed, Heart Shaped Box, and Lithium. (Note that the fourteen includes three live versions.) The songs give you a good sampling of the band's work, and you get to tap along to the fourteen tracks for far less than they would cost on iTunes. This being a Tap Tap game, you also have a few neat features like four difficulty levels and four boss tracks thrown in. If you're a Nirvana Fan looking for a gaming fix, you'd better check out Nirvana Revenge.

To quote Komenten's description: "A comet has been born, please take good care of it!" Komenten is a colorful space exploration game in which you zip around the galaxy like an intergalactic tourist. There's no real objective, but the vivid watercolor graphics coupled with the soundtrack make a relaxing, beautiful ride. Even if you don't usually enjoy non-traditional games, I'm willing to wager that anyone in touch with their inner child could easily get lost in Komenten's vibrant, bizarre world. The universe is such an exciting place—why not explore it?

Zombie Infection
Gameloft just keeps rolling out games. Zombie Infection is one of their latest titles, and if it looks familiar, well, chances are that's because it's highly similar to Resident Evil. That doesn't stop Zombie Infection from being a technically stunning title, however, and Gameloft's new zombie game is sure to devour both your brains and your free time. Zombie Infection comes with a 12-level campaign mode in which you switch between ex-soldier Damien Sharpe and journalist Alex Rayne, as well as a Survivor Mode. There are tons of enemies, including mutated and infected animals, plenty of weapons, a sinister zombie-filled storyline, and top-notch 3D graphics. In short? Gameloft does it again...this time, with zombies!

StreetSpark is one of those apps that needs a large user base to function, which is probably why it's free! StreetSpark is a location-based dating app that takes your location and searches for nearby users who match your profile (they call this a "Spark"). With an eye towards safety, StreetSpark doesn't reveal your location or personal contact info. Instead, you can chat in-app or meet up in one of StreetSpark's HotSpots, which give StreetSpark users discounts and offer users a place to congregate. Think FourSquare, but for dating. It's a really interesting use of the location feature, and thankfully it looks like the app's developers are aware of privacy concerns. Sadly, it's currently limited to the UK, but the developers plan to expand to other countries (and, for that matter, handsets) in the future.