Coming Soon: Calendar Feature Update

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We know that keeping track of your own schedule can be tough enough, but keeping track of two people’s schedules can be next to impossible. That’s why we decided to go back to the drawing board with our calendar and look at how we can improve its functionality to make staying organized even easier for couple users.

You’ll find that this calendar has a sleek design with an intuitive interface which allows you to easily and quickly see and set important dates. The calendar also gives you the ability to tag one or both of you for each event.

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Tag  yourself so your SO can see important dates in your schedule (exams, business trips, you name it!). Tag your SO to set a date for them to remember (ie. a reminder NOT to forget to pick up the kids!). Tag both you and your SO for events that you will be sharing together (movie nights, dinner for two, a weekend getaway… you get the picture!).

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Watch for the next update because the new Calendar will be rolling out in the next couple of weeks, for Android and iOS, just in time for summer.

Happy Birthday, Couple: Real-Time Infographic

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)

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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!

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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!

404 – Alice Not Found

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Hello everyone,

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!

Couple Releases Alice/Alex AI – An Artificial Intelligence in Couple

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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.

4 Tips to Survive your First Couples Vacation

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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

Six Shows to Get You (and Your Lover) Through the Winter

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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

Three Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Relationship

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.

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