Couple’s tag line is, ‘The App for Two.’ And it truly is the app for two.
When you download the app, it tells you to log in and asks you to invite your significant other via email. Once you’re in, you can customize your corner together. You can set a profile picture and a cover photo for each other and have a messaging app that is just between the two of you. But Couple isn’t just another messaging app.
One of the first things I discovered about the app is that when you press the button with a cloud on it, the app sends a “Thinking of you” message to the other person. I cannot explain how many times I have pressed that button. It’s more convenient than you think!
You can thumb kiss, which sounds odd but is actually super cute. You both have to be on the app at the same time, and every time your thumb overlaps the thumb of the other person (really, it can be any finger), your phone vibrates, aka kisses. I’m not going to lie: It might get boring if you use the app for a long time, but for now, it’s cute and fun.
You can also draw on the screen at the same time. Draw what you want to do or places you want to go together. My significant other and I send a lot of hearts to each other.
There are so many options and cute buttons on this app that makes it worthwhile to have. The emoji collection is amazing, and my significant other and I love the Snoo sticker.
When you and your partner send each other photos, the app saves those photos in your “Moments” section. It keeps track of all the drawings you send each other, too.
I’m sure we have all been at that place where we think our S/O would love this place or love the food at that place. We keep a mental list of those places, but then by the time they get there, we forget all the places we had wanted to take them.
Well, now you have no excuse to forget it! The list function on the Couple app keeps all your lists and in one place. Every time one of you updates a list, it will notify the other person. Now you can always make the most of their visit.
I just discovered that there is a desktop version of the app that allows you to message each other. However, I have discovered some problems with the desktop version: It doesn’t give you the option to draw. There is no thumb kiss. And I couldn’t even find the list section. That being said, how can you live draw on a computer unless it’s touch screen, right?
So even though the desktop version isn’t as great as the app on your phone, it still gets the basic job done. And hey, there is still the thinking of you message!
I have had this app for a few months, and I think the last time I used my phone’s messaging app to talk to my boyfriend was when he didn’t have any Internet service—yes, another downfall of this app is it requires Internet service. Now we fully utilize this app, and it has become our everyday talking medium.
What other apps do you use in your long-distance relationship?
Sofieyah is a college student and blogger in Seattle, Washington, USA. She writes about her long-distance relationship on her website, sofieyah.com.
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