Dating and Cell Phones

Every month I team up with U.S. Cellular and share a little about my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smart Phone.  This is one of those posts.

It’s been an interesting year at my house.  Buck got divorced.  Karl had a girlfriend and broke up with her…now both boys are dating again.  I’m happy to see that….very happy.  We met Buck’s girlfriend Lora at Christmas time.  So far, I only have good things to say about her.  She makes Buck happy.  I’ve yet to ever hear anything remotely negative about her from him….that’s all good.

Karl started dating a gal that we haven’t met yet.  From all we’ve heard about her, I think she makes Karl very happy.  Karl is so cute…the other day he sent two pictures.  One was of his girlfriend patching his jeans on a sewing machine and the other was this picture.


Apparently Karl had ripped his jeans out and she patched them for him….I don’t know, it’s always been under the belief that when it comes to patch patching, it only happens if there’s true love involved.

I have no idea if these girls are “the” girls….time will tell.  For now, both of the boys are happy and that makes this momma happy.

From what the boys have told me, dating now days is completely different.  Cell phones play a big part in that difference. 

Dating can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful. From planning the perfect date to meeting a new love interest, mobile devices play a big role in simplifying the dating experience for people.  According to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, smartphone owners use devices in multiple ways as it relates to dating, especially texting. In fact, 61 percent of people texted with a potential love interest within the first few weeks following a first date.

OpenTable is an essential app when planning dates, because it allows users to book a reservation at many restaurants in North America. The app also provides reviews and information about general aesthetics and appropriate attire. Users with Apple Pay can go cashless and pay with an iPhone device instead.

Poynt is a great app to help maximize a night on the town and will make suggestions based on location. For example, if you want to grab drinks after dinner, Poynt will use location services to determine the closest hot spot for post-dinner fun.

The Bouqs app allows users to buy flowers and have them delivered the same day, with on-demand delivery from artisan florists. This app also features a concierge service so consumers will never forget an anniversary or special occasion, as the app can automatically send flowers on selected special occasions.

Vivino is a user-friendly app that can change how you select a bottle of wine or plan for a perfect meal. Just snap a photo of any wine label to reveal pricing, ratings, reviews and various food pairings.

I am so thankful I am not on the dating scene and that I found my for-forever guy.  He’s pretty good at flowers…pretty helpful around the house…has a great sense of humor.  He makes me happy…really happy.  A happy marriage is right at the top of the list of things that I am thankful for.

I’m hoping my boys find that same sort of happiness.


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