Make your wishes come true with our new and improved app…

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Due to popular demand, we have launched an exciting new version of our give-and-take app (all free, of course)!

As well as the usual free-text wishes you can add for each other on Couple Karma, we now offer a choice of suggested wishes for different categories: romance, intimacy, household, fun and lifestyle. Have a look on the app and decide which wishes you like most. Haven’t downloaded the app yet? Hop over to Google Play and download it for free.

Lots of our users have already tried the new functionality, and we can reveal the top wishes chosen from our wish categories so far:

Category Top Wish
Romance Candlelit dinner
Intimacy Bath together
Household Grocery shopping
Fun Cinema
Lifestyle Exercise

 

Feeling inspired? Do let us know how you get on and if there are any additional wishes you’d like us to add.

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Happy wishing!

Charlie and Claudia

5 ways exercise has changed our relationship

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When we first met in our early 20s, we weren’t the sportiest couple in the world. Our diet wasn’t very good, we went to the pub too often, and had too many late nights. It was fun then, but it certainly wasn’t very healthy.

Since we had our son seven years ago, our lifestyle changed dramatically for the better, and our relationship also has reaped the benefits of this. We’ve both taken an interest in exercise: Charlie is a keen runner, while I enjoy some yoga and aerobics/strength exercises (I recommend JessicaSmithTV – many of her videos are free on YouTube!). We also go swimming as a family when we have time.

We’ve thought of the ways more regular exercise and healthier eating has improved our relationship, and we’ve come up with the following list:

  1. We don’t get ill as often

Gone are the days when we all would be sick once or twice a month with the latest office/nursery bug – a real relief!

  1. We are less stressed after a day at work

Work can be stressful for both of us, but we’ve found that we feel a lot more balanced and calmer if we incorporate a 20 minute exercise slot two or three times in the working week, and all have a longer family walk at the weekend.

  1. It’s fun doing exercise together, e.g. yoga

We’re both fans of Tara Lee’s yoga DVDs, and have fun doing (or trying to do) yoga next to each other. My lack of balance never fails to amuse Charlie, while I find Charlie’s attempts to copy a JessicaSmithTV aerobic workout hilarious.

  1. We feel more energetic and ‘alive’

We certainly have more energy than we did a few years ago: that helps with pretty much every aspect of our relationship, especially romantic activities… 😉

  1. We don’t feel stressed about ageing

It’s true: we’re hitting middle age but we have a better body image now than we did 10 or 15 years ago.

So, no, we are not exercise fanatics and we do enjoy a good meal and having the odd glass of wine, but we’ve found that integrating a bit of exercise into our weekly routine really helps with our day-to-day lives and quality time together.

We recommend scheduling in some quality time/exercise slots into your weeks – and if you absolutely hate any form of exercise, just try going for a walk together to start with!

Enjoy your time together! x

 

Our Top Ten Love Songs… What Are Yours?

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We’ve had the day together as a family today, because it’s a national holiday here in the U.K. Discussion soon turned, as it often does at Couple Karma HQ, to the question of the top ten best ever love songs. There was lively disagreement. In the end we agreed to disagree and each came up with our own lists.

So who’s right? Who’s got the better list? And which songs have we missed out? Let us know! 🙂

Claudia’s

10 Chet Baker – ‘My Funny Valentine’

9 Peter Gabriel – ‘In Your Eyes’

8 Bill Withers – ‘Lean on Me’

7 Okkervil River – ‘Hanging on a Hit’

6 The Beatles – ‘In my Life’

5 The LA’s – ‘There She Goes’

4 Four Tops – ‘If I were a Carpenter’

3 Elton John – ‘Your Song’

2 Bob Dylan – ‘Don’t think twice, it’s alright’

1 The Cure – ‘Just like Heaven’

 

Charlie ‘s

10 Carly Simon – ‘Nobody Does it Better’

9 Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – ‘I’ve had the time of my life’

8 New Order – ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ 

7 Lionel Richie & Diana Ross – ‘Endless Love’

6 Jennifer Rush – ‘The Power of Love’

5 David Bowie – ‘Heroes’

4 Righteous Brothers – ‘You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling’

3 Depeche Mode – ‘Enjoy the Silence’

2 Abba – ‘The Winner Takes it All’

1 Sinead O’Connor – ‘Nothing Compares to You’