Scientists have recently found that people may be more into updating their status than having sex. Researchers at Chicago University followed 205 people’s urges for a full week. They asked participants seven times a day what their most recent cravings were, how strong they were and whether they gave into them or not. The findings: people were more likely to give into their urge to check their social media accounts more than they were to have sex or go shopping.
While it’s definitely easier to post a photo on Instagram than it is to get it on with your partner at the drop of a hat, this addiction to the digital social world may come at the cost of one of our most basic human needs (and we’re not talking about shopping).
Instead of demanding you both divest yourself of all gadgets, we decided to round up the best online tools to help you improve your relationship.
Once you’re done checking your emails at night, open up this app to get some creative new positions to share with your partner. His or her next tweet will definitely be something along the lines of “Just had my world rocked”.
2. Cozi Family Organizer
This shared calendar app helps you and your significant other stay on track. From appointments, shopping lists and reminders, this tool keeps the mundane tasks in your relationship organized so you never have to nag your partner to take out the trash again (which leaves more time for the use of app #1).
In the dog house or want to treat your significant other to a special treat? This app gives creative ideas and relationship advice that will pretty much make you look like the best partner on the planet. They’ll never complain about you spending too much time on your phone again if you tell them you’re planning something sweet for them.
If you’re in a long distance relationship, lighten the load on your phone bill by trying this app, which allows just you and your partner to share photos, video messages, and even doodles, along with several other cool features, to stay in touch all the time. Warning: only mushy couples may be into this one.
5. Open Ended Questions
This fun app is a great way to reconnect with your partner. It offers deep, conversation starting questions that get both of your minds off the daily grind and back into your relationship in a non-threatening “Hey, let’s try this fun app!” kind of way.
Need to make it look like you planned a thoughtful evening? Now there’s an app for that.
Date night has never been easier! Let Goby help you find the latest music, arts and cultural events, as well as outdoor and family-friendly activities, based off of your location and preferences.
Leave this app on your phone and place it on the bed before you and your partner go at it. The app will then tell you how good you are at sex, on a scale of one to 10, based off of what it picks up using your phone’s microphone and accelerometer. While this app is more funny than functional we think it could help lighten the mood and challenge you and your partner to score a perfect 10.