The web has a bad rap for putting strains on romantic relationships — so much time spent glued to smartphones, surfing instead of snuggling. But there are lots of websites and apps designed to help bring couples together and here our Web Wonder Woman Jamey Ordolis shows us some of the best ones.
This is the go-to lifestyle site for couples, filled with great articles about relationships, finances, home decorating and everything that matters to both of you. We like fun tools like the date night activity finder.
Google's suite of free tools are pretty incredible for communicating and staying organized. The Google Calendar is something we can't imagine living without. Sign up for a free Google account to create and share calendars and events with your better half. You can both add events to the calendar, like date nights, ovulation alerts and family appointments.
Check out this video for more on how it works:
This food and travel blog, written by couple Akila and Patrick, covers the best things to do, see and eat for travellers around the world. Their wonderful photos and advice can help you plan your next romantic adventure. Plus, they're totally adorable...
This site is technically still for couples - just ones who don't want to be together any more. Breakupemail.com helps you write your breakup email (which you can also deliver in person if you're feeling mature/benevolent) by asking you to select a number of variables pertaining to why you want to break up with someone, including "I need more space"; "he/she is too immature"; "he/she is not good enough in bed"; and so on. Go through the process, hit "generate email" and it's hit the road, Jack.
If you want to be ridiculously cute, as most couples do, then Couple - An App for Two is the app for you. It allows you to connect more quickly, create date nights, save all your couple-y communication in one place and do fun things like "live sketch" together even when you're far apart. Watch the video to see it in action...
Truth or Dare (App)
This free app is just a little bit of fun, whether you're getting to know each other or your relationship needs a little jolt. Try turning the TV off in bed and using this app instead. Or, spice things up on a date by taking on the randomly generated Truth or Dare prompts.