Need an interactive whiteboard for your relationship? That’s relationship, singular–not what you have with your 2,436 friends on Facebook. Oh, you say, to talk with close friends I use the Path app. But what about between just you and your special someone? Shouldn’t you have an even more private spot to plot where only your paramour is privy? To exchange love notes, tirades, shopping lists, pictures of the kids, real estate possibilities, erotic fantasies, and the marriage counselor’s schedule? Or maybe you want to draw pictures together? You sketch the stem, he the petals? Then what you may need is Couple, the app that’s exclusive to those who are exclusive.
One interesting aspect of having seven zillion ways to communicate now is how positively wrong they all are for just about everything. Talk to your husband on Facebook? Boo. Share a grocery list on LinkedIn? Only if you’re a chef. Email? Texting? Won’t give you a lasting record of your love, both the quotidian and the sublime, the way the Couple app will. Imagine every communication with your loved one preserved forever in ones and zeroes. If you like that idea–and divorce lawyers are said to be salivating over it–Couple up. It’s ultra-convenient and they’re adding features all the time. Sure it may demonstrate all too well when communication isn’t exactly flowing, but if things get slow you can always thumbkiss. Really. The ability to consummate your affection with opposable digits has been available since the app still had its maiden name, Pair. As of today Couple has more than a million users–which is really kind of half-a-million, no?