Monthly Archives: July 2013

Five Good Relationship Habits of Happy Couples

image What do happy couples do? They spend all of their time together, right? They call each other ridiculous pet names. Loudly. In public. They buy each other tons of expensive gifts for birthdays and for 7-week anniversaries and for no reason at all. They never fight. Oh, and they have sex ALL THE TIME. Right? Does any of that sound familiar? Well, that may be the myth perpetuated by every sitcom since 1974 (we’re looking at you, Ross and Rachel), but it’s far from reality. The truth is much more, well, fun. Continue reading

Couple Story: Ashley + Scott

image For our third Couple Story, we’re handing our blog over to Ashley + Scott, two high school sweethearts who have been together for more than eight years. Separated by their careers and postgraduate studies, they began sending whimsical sketches to one another to make the distance between them more bearable. Many, many thanks go out to Ashley for taking the time to share their dongo-filled Couple Story! Continue reading

How to be Together When You’re Apart

image Being with your partner is fun. It’s better than skipping work on a Thursday or singing in the car at the top of your lungs. They’re your best friend, your partner-in-crime and a darn good dancer. That’s why you chose them, so it’s natural to miss some of that awesomeness when you’re apart. Long distance relationships are challenging, and sometimes 5 miles can feel like 500 miles. Whether you’re busy with life or living far away, how do you keep your couple happy if you can’t be together as often as you’d like? Continue reading

Four Awesome Lists to Use with Your Partner

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When it comes to technology, learning your way around a new app– or finding new features in a tried-and-true favorite can be one of the most rewarding experiences of all. With this in mind, we’re launching a blog series of pro tips to answer your questions about how to best use the variety of different features within the app. To kick it off, we’re answering a

common question that regularly comes up with users who are new to the Couple community:

“How can I use lists with my partner? What kind of lists should we make? Where do I start?” Continue reading

A Place for Intimacy in Cyberspace

image Cooking together, funny notes, holding hands — ‘thumb kiss’? According to an article by Ben Hammersley from the Guardian, “the next generation will find this sort of ambient intimacy [such as thumb kissing], just as natural as holding hands” and we can’t say viagra vs levitra vs cialis vs staxyn we disagree. Continue reading

Stickers: A Sneak Peek

image A few weeks ago, we spotted this article from the Wall Street Journal about a new digital communication trend in which users convey emotion to one another within messaging apps via the “digital sticker.” According to the author,

“People can now avoid conveying complex emotions in writing, because they can express themselves with tiny images of doe-eyed puppies or flatulent bunnies.”

We’re not so sure about the flatulent bunnies part (please, fellow technologists, whatever you do, don’t make that a scratch ‘n sniff sticker), but as the creators of a messaging app meant to bring people closer together, new modes of expression and communication are very near and dear to our hearts. Why has communication through images become so in-demand? Continue reading

Modern Intimacy: Thinking About Sex

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middle of our teenage years– we end up learning from our friends or our parents about the birds and the bees. But what happens to us when we’re adults? In his recent book How to Think More About Sex, pop culture philosopher Alain de Botton takes on the philosophical aspects of sex, desire, and intimacy. While sex is most definitely in the book’s title, there are no awkward diagrams to be found. Instead, in his usual wry, witty and provocative style, de Botton takes on the philosophical aspects of one of our most intimate acts, arguing that, “We don’t think too much about sex; we’re merely thinking about it the wrong way.” Continue reading