Our app, Couple Karma, is meant to help couples with their relationship, especially with the way they communicate. But the very idea of this kind of app sometimes raises eyebrows. After all, weren’t couples perfectly capable of communicating in the days before smartphones? What’s wrong with sitting down with your other half and having a face-to-face chat? Why do we need an app to do something that should just come naturally?

This is a line of thought we’ve sometimes heard when we’ve told people about Couple Karma, and at first glance it may sound reasonable. On deeper reflection, though, we think there are a few ways in which an app like ours can add value to a relationship. In future posts, we’ll look at some of them, but today we’ll focus on what we think is the main one.

The main reason is that it adds a bit of…fun. Suppose you fancy a nice evening with your partner, a romantic night in for example. Then why not spice things up by adding it as a special wish on Couple Karma? Describe to your partner how you envisage the evening – what you’d like to eat, what kind of film you’d like to see, and so forth. You can exchange as many ideas as you want via pictures and private messages on the app.

True, you could just plan a romantic night in without doing any of this. But wouldn’t it be more fun to heighten expectations ahead of the event, to add an extra bit of excitement? It’s worked for us, so why not give it a try and find out for yourself?