The Top 10 iPhone Apps to Help You Score

by bradiger   June 09, 2009 at 8:43PM  |  Views: 2,952

In prehistoric times, dating was pretty easy. A wooden club to the head and a night in the cave was really the extent of it. As society evolved, the dating process evolved with it. Now, it’s basically a competitive sport, and you need every advantage you can get your hands on if you hope to end the evening… the next morning. With Apple’s announcement of the new 3GS iPhone at this week’s WWDC, it seems apropos to check out some of the tools in this gadget’s arsenal that make Apple’s smartphone the greatest wingman you’ll ever have.

10. CraigsPhone

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So, what’s the easiest way to find desperate singles? Craigslist personals, of course! Being the on-the-go mover and shaker that you are, you’re going to want to grab the Craigsphone app, which formats CL posts for the iPhone, so you can scour the “w4m” posts for that special someone.

Keep in mind that the "dates for hire" section is omitted from the app, presumably so they can meet the arbitrary decency standards of the iTunes overlords.

9. 1001 Pick Up Lines

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So you’ve managed to single out a few likely candidates through the CL app, now you need to pour on the e-charm (ha!).

Time to fire up the 1001 Pick Up Lines app, touted as the “largest selection of pick-up lines in the App Store!” If there’s over a thousand options for you to try, just by virtue of sheer numbers, you should be able to hook a few with your app-engineered wit.

8. iFitness

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So you’ve managed to set up a date! After the initial giddiness wears off, you realize that your pictures from your senior year of high school might be slightly misleading now.

Minimize the damage by hitting the gym, fast and furious. iFitness shows you how to get in shape by providing how-to tutorials for 100 exercises, and categorizes them by the body region that each exercise targets, helping you minimize the paunch-factor before your big date.

7. Yelp

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So you pick her up and head to the pre-determined restaurant, but when you get there, you notice that the building seems to have burned to the ground night before.

Ever the resourceful guy in a clutch situation, you bust out the Yelp app on your phone and find a highly-rated eatery of similar ilk nearby without even skipping a beat.

6. Shazam

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While at dinner, your date stops mid-conversation and declares, “Oh, I love this song!” Having no idea what song it is, much less actually owning the track in question, you fire up the Shazam app.

Through the synergy of black magic and pixie dust, Shazam picks up the song on the iPhone’s mic, analyzes it, and comes back with the track title and where to get it from. Before the track has even finished, you’re up to speed and ready to declare that, though this song is awesome, you’re really more into their early stuff.

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