cycle that says it: technology is ruining our lives, our society, our world, our everything. With Facebook being charged with divorces, social media making the pain of breakups last longer than it should, and apps that will write break up text messages and wipe your online existence of your ex for you (no, seriously, that exists), things are looking dire for love in the world of Web 2.0. Continue reading
At Couple, we are always looking for an excuse to celebrate love– enabling romantic communication is kind of our thing, after all. So when we found out that Sept. 26 is Love Note Day, we immediately put out a call to our awesome Couple community to create the sweetest Instagram love note in the history of digital romance. (Keep calm, lovers, and carry on with your
bad romantic selves– we’ll announce the winners in just a few days!)
“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer.” – Ed Cunningham
If that’s true about friends, then what about lovers? Are you in a relationship where you and your partner listen to each other completely? Then you know exactly how powerful that connection feels. If you would like to supercharge your couple, then read on. Listening is perhaps the most loving thing that you can do. Continue reading
Fall is a great season to be in love, not least because even the most mundane activities suddenly seem exponentially cozier than they did before, especially snuggling up to your lover during a romantic movie. Movie nights are particularly great date nights for long-distance couples, because you can share the experience even if you happen to be living on different continents. For your date night pleasure, we’ve rounded up 10 our favorite romance movies for rom-com-lovers, the artsy types, and comedy lovers alike.
If you updated Couple this morning, you may have noticed that things are a little bit different around here. That’s because today, we’re launching a redesigned version of the app to be an even more beautiful, intimate place for you to connect with your partner. Continue reading
America. Home of diversity and the famous “bowl of salad” metaphor. From the mountains in the west to the swamps of the south, the country’s landscape is just as diverse as it’s salad of people. Shall we explore regions in the USA, to peek into how the setting changes by region in dating culture? Continue reading
While your partner may have committed to being a big part of your life, he didn’t agree to being the subject of research study that you’ll canadian pharmacy modafinil be conducting on the internet (Google ALL the boyfriends!) or a character that will appear on your social media feeds whenever you’re in the middle of a disagreement. Sure, you can delete photos, hide tweets, and erase status messages– but no combination of buttons can buy cialis online canada paypal make him unsee a passive-aggressive blog post that may well end in a breakup you never, ever wanted before your relationship ever truly began. Continue reading
Sexting can be a wonderful thing. It’s intimate, it’s exciting, and for long-distance couples, it can be an especially great reminder of what your partner, ahem, looks like. But it can be a real minefield, too. Spurned exes have the power to go public. Snapchats can be screengrabbed and shared. Messages can be awkward and misinterpreted. It’s messy and weird and there’s no universal system explaining how it should be done. But that doesn’t mean you should bow out of the game. The bottom line is that sending intimate and sexy texts can be a great way to connect with your loved one, but it’s also an activity that takes skill, practice, and a little bit of patience. Below, we present a few tips for doing it right. Continue reading
This week on the Couple blog, we’re launching a column that will be all dating, technology and relationships all the time. Meet our newest (and sassiest!) writer, Tess, author of our first-ever Couple Column about love in the 21st century!
Everyone has seen it– the Seinfeld episode in which Elaine Bennis, beset by a shortage of her favorite contraceptive sponge, begins a stringent vetting process in which she deems whether her current romantic
interests are worth using a valuable sponge with or not. After questioning their cleaning habits, their career prospects, and their style choices, Elaine decides in each case whether they’re “spongeworthy” or not– and either drags the lucky man to bed or tosses him out accordingly.
When it comes to dating (and sex, of course) there is a whole host of actions, attitudes and behaviors (just like Elaine’s!) that we constantly evaluate in real life situations to determine whether we’re attracted to or whether things could work out or not with a potential partner. Will he wear more than just a hoodie and jeans for date night? Is he courteous to the waitstaff at restaurants, or demanding, pushy and pretty much failing at the whole “table manners” thing? Are we looking for the same things in a relationship with another person or, in three words or less, will it be apparent that this was all a huge mistake? Continue reading
So you’ve downloaded Couple, paired with your partner, and thumbkissed to your heart’s content. Now what? For those of you settling into digital coupledom for the first time, here are a few tips to help you and your partner build new communication habits with Couple. Continue reading