Remember the days when we would go out with our single girlfriends and we’d sit at the bar and wouldn’t pay a dime for drinks all night and the cute boys would come along and chat us up and whisper sweet nothings in our ears?
Yea, I don’t remember those days either. But I’m sure they happened at some point during those hazy college years.
In any event, as anyone trying to navigate the dating scene in New York (or any other big city) can tell you: sometimes it’s hard to know where the singles are hanging out. How many times have you put on your finest hoochie wear, grabbed your girlfriends, and hit up the newest hip spot, only to discover that A) you totally left the tag on your hoochie shirt, B) there are no single men in sight, C) the cute guy you are flirting with at the bar is already taken, or D) you accidentally walked into a gay bar and now you are flirting with a really adorable chick named Lucy? What? These things have only happened to me?!
Well, my dear readers, there is a new app for us singles that may help clear things up a bit.
I was recently contacted by Nancy, one of the cofounders of MojoMapp. Her enthusiasm is extremely contagious, and I gotta’ say… I get it. Why? Because this is an app I would absolutely use. It’s FREE (at least for now!), it’s anonymous (this is the biggest selling point for me), and it gives you an idea of approximately how many singles are hanging out in a given bar in your area at any given time as well as gender and sexual orientation (developers are trying to add the age ranges of singles). When you step foot in a bar, club, or lounge, it will update your check-in info for up to two hours (again providing only your gender and sexual preference). If the scene is lame, you can move your party elsewhere (and MojoMapp will update your check-in when you hit up the next spot). Perfect anytime you want to organize an impromptu ladies night.
As I explained to Nancy, I have a hard time with things like Foursquare because I don’t want to give anyone specific information about where I am checking in. It’s a scary world out there and I think we have to keep our wits about us.
She couldn’t agree more.
MojoMapp will also feature a virtual wall that users can write messages on. If you want to call attention to yourself, perhaps you can announce that you are standing by the bar in a blue sweatshirt and are willing to buy a drink to the first curly-haired brunette who catches your attention. Okay, wishful thinking.
As of this writing, MojoMapp is in the final approval stages by iTunes and should soon be available on your iPhone or Droid. I have also put in a special request for the Palm Pre for all three of us who have this phone. Click here to find out more information about MojoMapp.
This post was not sponsored by MojoMapp and all opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.