How many times have you been caught listening to some mouth-breather drone on about his earthworm collection and thought, "Please, God, get me out of here." Luckily, the Bad Date Rescue app helps you abandon that rapidly sinking ship. The call can either be scheduled beforehand or triggered at the push of a button when things start to go south. The date is then interrupted by one of several fictional characters with pre-recorded scripts. It could be your sister announcing she's gone into labor or an angry boss with an emergency at work. The app will even give you cues on how to react to the faux-news.
Pros: Cut a bad date short without hurting anyone's feelings.
Cons: A lot depends on your acting performance.
For those of you not already licking your phone just for the taste, here's a more practical reason to start. The Lick This app allows users to perfect their skills with interactive features including flicking a light switch on and off and turning a crank with their tongues.
Pros: It's a great workout for the tongue.
Cons: You're licking your phone. Idiot.
Has Captain Barkley had his eye on the flirty poodle down the street? He's in luck! There is now a "Tinder for dogs." Twindog is very similar to its predecessor: sign up for a profile, include a picture of your canine companion, and swipe right to "hook up" with other dogs and dog owners in your area. Bow-wow!
Pros: Gets you and your pooch out of the house (assuming you get a match).
Cons: You're subjecting a sweet, innocent dog to the harsh sting of rejection. News flash: the poodle's just not that into you.
Ever dreamed of getting it on in a cramped, smelly airplane bathroom with a complete stranger? Well, who hasn't? Wingman, also dubbed "Tinder of the skies," will connect you with hot singles who could be sitting just a few rows behind you on any given flight. Find someone you fancy? Swipe right, send them over a tiny bag of stale peanuts, and let the games begin.
Pros: Helps users join that elite "mile high club."
Cons: If by some miraculous chance you find someone willing to join you for a romp in the loo, having sex over a toilet is just plain disgusting and getting caught could potentially mean facing jail time. Neeeeext.
In case you haven't guessed, this app was designed by a NYC-based restaurant that specializes in...just salad. The idea behind the SaladMatch app is that there are hundreds of lonely, salad-loving singles just waiting to be paired up based on their shared love of Kalamata olives and balsamic vinaigrette.
Pros: You no longer have to deal with the unbearable shame of eating salad alone.
Cons: After discussing the many benefits of organic spinach vs. conventional, you may realize the two of you have absolutely nothing in common.