iPhone vs. Android could be ruining your dating life

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50% of women say old phones are a turn off.
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Do you find it hard to score a hot date? Well, using an Android phone could be one of the reasons your dating life is in the trash.

A recent survey of U.S. singles found that 70 percent of eligible people prefer to date an iPhone owner over an Android user. Many of those surveyed said the iPhone is a more sophisticated and high-quality option. For them, Samsung puts off the wrong vibe.

A comprehensive guide to the best dating apps on iOS

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Don't spend another Valentine's Day alone.
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Spending Valentine’s Day on your own isn’t all bad (just think of the money you’ll save), but you probably don’t want to do it every year. And you don’t have to! There’s now a large and ever-increasing library of dating apps that can help you find the perfect mate.

With our comprehensive guide to the best dating apps on iOS, you’ll have no trouble finding love on your iPhone. We’ve got apps for mainstream dating, LGBT dating, casual hookups, and niche dating for those who have a strong interest in salad, marijuana, dead bodies, and more.

Not that into him? Tinder lets you hook up your pals

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It's the sharing economy, ok?
It's the sharing economy, ok?
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Swipe left for no, swipe right for yes. That’s how Tinder used to work.

Now you’ll be able to send Tinder profiles along to your friends, playing matchmaker along the way, with a little tap on a Share icon, which is rolling out to users as we speak.

When you find that cute person you think would be perfect for your BFF, you can now send his or her Tinder profile along. You’ll get dibs at the front table for the wedding, of course.

Rich men like Apple Watch, but the ladies love Rolex

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Rich single men must choose their watch carefully.
Rich single men must choose their watch carefully.
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Rich single men love the Apple Watch, but if they are dressing for a first date, they may want to wrist up with a good old-fashioned Rolex.

Rolex appears to be the way to a woman’s heart according to a survey of 1,400 members of the millionaire dating app Luxy, an unapologetic company that describes itself as “Tinder minus the poor people.”

Only killer looks or a better tax return gets you into this singles party

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Millionaire dating app Luxy is looking for good-looking and/or rich singles for its global meet-and-greets.
Millionaire dating app Luxy is looking for good-looking and/or rich singles for its global meet-and-greets.
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As far as party invitations go, this may be the only one that asks unattractive people to stay away – unless of course they can produce a tax return at the door that shows a yearly income above $200,000.

Luxy, the dating app for only the wealthiest, will be hosting a series of singles nights around the globe next year. If you find such an invitation rude, you probably weren’t going to make it past the door anyway.

Apple employees are least attractive among top tech firms

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Apple and Google may reign supreme as the top two tech companies in the U.S., but when it comes to attractiveness, Amazon and Microsoft employees are absolutely slaying them.

After crunching the numbers from its social-networking app for professionals, Hinge found that employees from Amazon are the most sought-after on network, topping both Google, Facebook and Microsoft, with Apple’s young professionals coming in dead last.

RingMeMaybe App Keeps Your Identity Private, Gives You Extra Phone Numbers

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Cell phone numbers are a direct path that often lead straight to us, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing. And once we’ve given someone our number, they have it for good. And if things go south, the only option is to change your number, right?

Pretty much — but that’s easy to do if you used a new app called RingMeMaybe to give them a temporary number in the first place.

Five iPhone Dating Horror Stories That Will Make You Glad You Don’t Have A Date This Valentine’s

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Has your iPhone ever caused trouble between you and your significant other?
Has your iPhone ever caused trouble between you and your significant other?

iPhone use and dating don’t really mix very well. Even if you follow our Gentleman’s Guide To Using Your iPhone On A Date, you’ll still probably do something really dumb if you try to pull out an iPhone on a date. Their feelings might get hurt. Heck, your feelings might get hurt. You’re both going to walk away more sexually frustrated than ever. It’s a bad idea.

Yes, there are apps out there that can help you get some action on Valentine’s Day, but the regular apps on your iPhone are probably going to destroy the hard work you put in.

Here are five stories that should encourage you to just leave your iPhone at home on Valentines Day.