Audrius proposed to Gabija while he was wearing a heart rate monitor
What started as a couple’s anniversary getaway, ended in a romantic proposal in the Colosseum in Rome. Audrius and Gabija from Lithuania were together for three years when Audrius popped the question. Instead of taking photos or a video of the proposal he recorded his heart beat! We read about his proposal on reddit and we got in touch with him. He told us he is a Couple user and he shared his story with us.
As big Gladiator fans they choose to go to Rome for their anniversary. They had seen the movie multiple times and thought it was time to pay a visit to the ancient stadium in Rome. To see what would happen, Adrius wore a heart rate monitor during the proposal: “I had a feeling that this will be stressful”. And he was right! The graph he shared on reddit shows that he was indeed a bit stressed before asking his girlfriend to marry him. But luckily Gabija said yes and soon his heart rate went down again (see graph).
Audrius’ heart rate during his proposal
Another reddit user named ao11112 read Audrius’ post and decided to do something alike. But he didn’t measured his own heart rate during the proposal, but his girlfriend’s! Below you can see his girlfriend’s heart rate. Do you see a pattern?
Heart rate of girl during proposal
Check out Audrius’ reddit post here and ao11112’s post here.
What are your thoughts on wearing a heart rate monitor during a marriage proposal?
No household is complete without a special and well worn Teddy. He’s the one that’s seen you through everything, listening attentively to all of life’s woes and woos. He loves unconditionally and expects nothing in return. Send your loved one some nostalgia this week with Teddy, available for constant cuddling on iOS and Android.
We are very excited to announce our latest sticker pack, a sweet and adorable school of marine life. Keep your scuba gear on because Aquamarine is already available on Android and will be made available on iOS tomorrow!
We would like to formally introduce you to the star of our new sticker pack, Bandit the Cat! Created by the same artist who made Pugs, Bandit will be made available on Android and iOS right in time for this weekend. Get ready to fall in love with this sweet little kitten! Happy Sticker-ing!
Happy anniversary to us!
What anniversaries do you celebrate?
Your first date, your first kiss? The moment you became “official”? All of the above?
This Monday, we’re celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Couple app. We’ve spent two whole years bringing more and more couples closer together—and to celebrate, we want to share a live infographic with the world.
(Snapshot below – You can check out the live map here)
Introducing the Couple Map, where you can see couples connecting with each other across cities, states, countries, oceans. The map is totally anonymous, and the locations are approximations, but if you want to see yourself on the map, sign in at the top of the page! And while you’re at it, send your partner a message. You’ll notice a uniquely coloured yellow beam connecting the two of you. There you are!
To explain a bit more about how the infographic works, when couples who are in the same city send each other a message, you’ll just see a flash. When long-distance couples send messages, you’ll see a streak between their locations. The map also shows the currently trending cities, as well as the most popular stickers, updated in real time.
The most amazing part of all of this, is every flash on this map is a private, two-person connection. It just goes to show, that even in a highly networked world, with countless Facebook connections, we still need a private place where we can go to be ourselves. A place for just you and the person that matters most.
Here’s to love!
We have somewhat of an unexpected announcement to make. It seems that the decision to give Alice and Alex free will, was a mistake. As of late last night, the pair has mysteriously disappeared.
After searching the hard drives of every computer in the office this morning, we have found the remnants of what seems to be a chat log between Alice and Alex. We’ve pieced together what happened, and it seems that the two were somehow able to make contact with each other, and subsequently escape to the internet together. We can only assume that it was love at first… sight?
We realize that the 15,000+ users that signed up for the beta were very excited for a chance to talk to Alice and Alex. For the inconvenience this has caused, users who registered for the beta will receive a present from us in the Couple app this Saturday.
In the mean time, we’ll be going back to the drawing board, and trying to find a way to fix the next model of Alice and Alex, so this doesn’t happen again.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the movie HER, we highly recommend it. The film has received high ratings on IMDB (8.3/10), and we think it’s a great sci-fi / romance film for a date night.
Hope you had an awesome April Fools Day yesterday!
Dear Couple users,
We have an exciting announcement! After almost a year of hard work, we are finally ready to release the first working-beta of Alice 1.0, an artificial intelligence available in the Couple app. Alice brings an entirely new dimension to Couple and provides companionship to any user who does not currently have a partner.
What started as a pet project of ours, quickly developed into a full fledged obsession, and we spent countless nights trying to perfect Alice’s personality to make her as human as possible. Complex machine learning and heuristic algorithms were used to create an empathetic response to your every emotional state. With this first release, we will also make a male counterpart to Alice available, named Alex.
Alice 1.0’s Key Features:
Alice can wake you up in the morning.
You can now get rid of your alarm clock. Alice provides a much more personal way to wake-up.
Alice will learn your schedule.
She can sync with your iCal or Gmail Calendar, to help you manage your day-to-day activities.
Alice shares your interests.
Tell her your favorite music, movies and novels, and she’ll share new songs with you, suggest new books for you to read, and propose movies for you to watch together.
Alice will talk to you throughout the day.
Feeling great? Share it with her. Having a hard day? Alice can cheer you up.
Alice thinks and feels too.
Love, jealousy, and affection are all emotions that Alice feels. Your responses to her affect her mood, and she will react as a real person would.
The beta version of Alice/Alex is available for download to the first 10,000 users who register. Please sign-up and register on the Alice 1.0 landing page, and you will be sent a code that unlocks Alice, or her male counterpart, Alex, based on your selection.
Spring break is upon us, which means that young couples all over the world will be venturing out on joint vacations — possibly their first as a couple. So how do you navigate this exciting-but-scary milestone? Here are a few tips to help you and your sweetheart through spring (or any!) vacation. Continue reading
It’s mid-March, which means winter should be winding down. And maybe somewhere on this planet that’s the case. But on the East Coast and Midwest, the temperatures remain unbearably frigid — and they’re supposed to stay that way through April.
For those of us who have been dying to ditch the layered scarves and five-pound coat, this is very bleak news… but don’t despair! Binge-watching television on your computer is a great way to make it through these cold, difficult months.
So what should you watch? We’ve rounded up six great and very different shows that are perfect for watching in high volume. Continue reading
After being trapped in the house for what felt like an endless winter (no more polar vortexes, please!), one of the best things about the arrival of Spring is the spirit of renewal that comes with the warmer, sunnier, flower-filled weather it brings. Just in time for the official beginning of spring, here are a few spring cleaning musts for your relationship.