Couple – The Smartphone App Making Long-Distance Relationships A Breeze
An app recently re-branded and launched across a number of platforms is being credited with helping long-distance couples to stay in touch and retain their sense of intimacy, by offering them a personal, private network for them to interact when they are apart. ‘Couple’ is described as ‘an app for two’, and as couples send one another text messages, videos and photos, it creates a scrapbook, and a timeline of memories that can be looked back over at any time.
Hayley Bystram, Director of elite dating agency, Bowes-Lyon Partnership, says, “The Couple app is proving to be very important for couples who conduct much of their relationship over long distances. Many of our clients are elite, professional individuals who spend a lot of time working away in various locations, and this app provides them with an intimate way to share special moments and maintain their relationship.”
Couples can send pictures to one another all day, they can send brief video messages or FaceTime within the app, they can arrange events such as Skype calls or date nights, and it is all collected on an easy-to-access timeline that is just for two. Even if the two parties are not communicating, one can flick through the app and remember the happy memories and important events that keep relationships alive.
The app also has a few unique features that can bring couples closer when they are on the opposite sides of the country. Couples can create a joint sketch, where they can allow their own creativity to flow. Want to send your other half a bunch of adorable, hand-drawn flowers to brighten up their day? Why not pass your lunch hour with a competitive game of Tic Tac Toe? The sketch option allows couples to participate together creating an image they can save on their phone. Many couples who meet through a professional dating agency can often struggle to find time for their other half, but the sketch option gives them a few dedicated moments together in their hectic office hours.
The most unique feature is the ‘thumb kiss’ feature. One person opens up the app and accesses the feature, which sends a notification to their partner. When both parties are on the right page in the app, they can both press their thumb to the screen at the same time in a sweet ‘thumb kiss’ that connects couples for a brief moment and allows them a quiet interlude whilst at work or on the other side of the country.
Couple is the most popular app of its kind, but there are a number of alternatives that offer simple ways to stay in touch with a partner when distance becomes a barrier. Relationships across the country, and even the world, are seeing the benefits of the useful app, which gives couples their own virtual space to share their lives, even when they are hundreds of miles away.