The 5 Best Apps For Nabbing Yourself A Valentine’s Day Date


With less than a month until Valentine’s Day, the pressure’s on for single ladies who want to step it up and score a date. While it’s not a prerequisite for fun come February 14 (hello, Galentine’s Day!), we are understanding of the struggle. Enter: dating apps. That’s right—don’t let Tinder Nightmares fool you—there are plenty of easygoing meet-ups to be had sans über-creeps. And while an over-the-top night of romance may not be in the cards for an Internet-driven rendezvous, grabbing a drink or dinner can be fun when you’re craving a companion. Ahead, the 5 best apps for setting up a V-Day first date, plus flawless looks to ensure there’ll be a second.

Adam Katz Sinding

The App Dating Game


The app: Okay, okay we know, Tinder has a bad rap as of late. The only reason we're making the suggestion is that there truly are people simply looking for a fun and casual connection. If a lighthearted approach is your style, this app is definitely still worth a try.

The outfit: A playfully sexy look is just right for a Tinder date—this lace-up velvet jumpsuit and a faux fur coat will capture attention and spark the come-hither vibes.

OLYMPÉA Eau De Parfum Spray


Paco Rabanne

Midi Diamond Bar Earring with White Diamonds



Black Faux Fur Collarless Coat



Mercy Corset Satin Black


Agent Provocateur

Drew Nano-Crossbody



Velvet Strappy Jumpsuit




The app: Raya is a private, members-only network targeting people in creative industries (read: famous people). If you have a killer Instagram profile (seriously, this is a qualifier) and desire to scroll through a curated selection of singles, this is for you—that is, if you're admitted.

The outfit: Assuming you've tapped into the network, your Raya date will surely appreciate some glam. A sequined bodycon dress, luxe coat and classic accessories are seductive yet chic.

Pointed Toe Ankle Boots



French Clip Estate Day Drop Earring


Eddie Borgo

Rogue Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Envoutante



Bullet Mesh-Paneled Stretch-Silk Satin Bodysuit


Fleur du Mal

Meteo Fur Jacket


Yves Salomon

Sequin Sleeved Bodycon Dress


True Decadence


The app: We love an app where the women are in control, and the men on Bumble do too. With only women allowed to initiate conversation once matched, this is great for the modern gal who's unafraid to fight (err—swipe) for want she wants.

The outfit: Showcase your confidence in a wrap top, satin skirt and cool accessories for a bold yet feminine look.

Cabiria Wallet



Lame BB Pumps


Manolo Blahnik

Shattered Sphere Dangling Clip Earring


Alexis Bittar

Cupid’s Bow Lipgloss in Desire


Lipstick Queen

Eyelet-Detail Satin Midi-Skirt


Adam Lippes

Black Penelope Strapless Bra


L'Agent by Agent Provocateur

Strapless Wrap Top


Romeo Gigli Vintage


The app: The friend of a friend route is always ideal when seeking someone new, and in the dating app world Hinge makes that more of a reality. By utilizing your social network, this is ideal for those seeking less of a stranger. Pro tip: The more you use, the more curated offerings become as the app manages to narrow in on user preferences.

The outfit: Leather pants and a flirty top feel totally appropriate when meeting up with a friend of a friend (of a friend). For V-Day, opt for luxe extras to keep your Hinge date intrigued.

Scarlet Ruby Brief


Fleur Of England

Diamond Constellation Ring


Logan Hollowell

So Tiny Lip & Cheek Face Color in Intense Burgundy


Chosungah 22

Velvet Darcy Double-Strap Sandals


Gianvito Rossi

Super Skinny Stretch Leather Trousers


J Brand

Tie-Waist Camisole


Cedric Charlier

Jackson Coat


Rebecca Minkoff

The League

The app: Similar to Raya, The League is a private network dedicated to a smart, busy and ambitious crowd. With a discreet vetting process (aka your profile is hidden from friends, business contacts and co-workers) you can call off the self-performed search and capitalize on the advanced screening algorithm that caters to your ultra-specific preferences.

The outfit: Showcase your savvy in classic pieces with sexy details like an asymmetrical top, lace skirt and sleek add-ons.

Nail Lacquer in Plum Noir


Tom Ford

Black Prism Ring


And Other Stories

Nudist Song Coated Suede Sandals


Stuart Weitzman

Contrast Lace Skirt



Iver Asymmetric Stretch Cotton-Blend Top


Roland Mouret

Wanda Bralette


Daisy and Elizabeth

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