Monthly Archives: August 2013

Travel for Two: Tips for Getting Away with Your Partner

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

– Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain

Epic writer Mark Twain loved to travel. He knew that it was a fun way to learn about the world, himself and, of course, his companions. The experts have plenty of advice on traveling with friends (thank you, Grace Bonney and Sarah von BargenYou can read about traveling happily with your family like Leo Babauta. But what about traveling as a couple? You know you want to… Continue reading

Beyond Romance Awareness Month: 3 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive

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News flash or obvious fact…romance is an important part of relationships. We devote entire days to celebrating romance, like anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. If you’ve been following our blog lately, you know that August is Romance Awareness Month (yes, the entire month!). These romantic holidays—or month-long romancefests, in August’s case—serve as reminders that ‘smokin’ hot’ means bringing the heat and if we don’t kindle the flame, the fire goes out. Celebrating the love we share with our partner is definitely not something we can slack on. Throughout our relationships, we should always be looking for opportunities to explore new ways we can show affection, make time for romance and keep the spark alive. Continue reading

Four ways NOT to Use the Internet in Your Relationship

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Here at Couple, we firmly believe in the power of technology to help couples come together: We use our phones to send our loved ones pictures and messages; we communicate constantly via email and chat; and thanks to Skype and FaceTime, we can see and hear each other even when thousands of miles of physical distance separates us. Still, like most innovations, technology and the Internet can occasionally be used in ways that are not exactly ideal for courtship. Staying out of trouble is relatively easy. All you have to do is follow these four rules: Continue reading

5 Questions You’re Afraid to Ask About Unpairing

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What happens when you “Unpair” from your partner?

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Finding the Romance in Texting

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Ever since Joe Jonas went and dumped Taylor Swift over text, the art of texting-while-dating has gotten a pretty bad wrap. Experts claim texting your partner will impact pretty much everything about your relationship – communication, intimacy, attentiveness – in mostly negative ways. “The text is the pygmy of communication methods. It’s a Post-it note, a P.S. It’s minimum investment, minimum effort. It’s often cowardly — a way to avoid face-to-face contact — and invariably lazy,” argues columnist Mandy Appleyard, writing over at the

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Could texting really be so nefarious? Continue reading

Three Insights on Romance from Real Couples

IMG_0266 When we kicked off the month of August (it’s still Romance Awareness Month!), we did so with a little bit of research about romance, and the place that it occupies in romantic relationships. After gathering information from over 2,000 Couple users, we took a little time to explore the insights that actual users shared with us about their relationships. What we found was surprising: when men and women experience romance, that they experience it in incredibly different ways. Continue reading

5 Date Night Ideas for Long Distance Couples

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Being in a long-distance relationship can be as fulfilling as it is occasionally infuriating. Going months without an in-person visit with your loved one can feel like a deal-breaker, and scheduling Skype dates weeks in advance doesn’t always feel super romantic. But in the age of omnipresent internet connectivity, living apart from your partner doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t go on dates with them. Thanks to the ubiquity of video chat programs, including FaceTime, Skype, and Google + hangouts, staying in close touch has never been easier. And getting creative with your long-distance dates can produce some truly intimate – not to mention original – shared experiences. So in the interest of inspiration, we’ve rounded up 5 great dates you can do from a distance. Continue reading

Introverts and Extroverts: Can Opposites Attract?

image There is a lot of the truth to the phrase “opposites attract.” Let’s be honest, many reasons we love our partners are tied directly to the differences they bring to our lives – personality, sense of humor, hobbies, organizing the refrigerator, etc. However, the differences (and similarities) we share often go far beyond mere interests. For instance, every person has either introverted or extroverted tendencies. Continue reading

Couple Updates: Stickers (!!!), Emoticons (<3), Camera Features and Lists

Today, after quite a few loooooong nights and more Sushirritos (omnomnom) than we’d like to admit, we’re releasing the latest version of Couple for both iOS and Android, woohoo! What does this mean? It means we’re bringing you one of the most requested Couple features of all time… waaait for it… STICKERS! And, for our Android users, we’re giving you an extra present for which you’ve been asking… EMOTICONS!

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Meet the newest additions to the Couple family: Pugs, Juliet, Chip, Astro, C390 + D41, Kami, and Thinking of yous.

And because we heart you– if we’ve learned anything in the past year, it’s that our users are the absolute best!– we’re giving each of you your first pack for free. To start using stickers, all you and what cialis dose your partner need to do is update Couple. Continue reading