Maintaining a healthy, connected relationship with your partner can be a challenge—especially if you work long hours and have children demanding your attention. But these four free apps might be able to give your relationship a much-needed boost.
If the coronavirus quarantine has put a strain on your relationship, you’re not alone. Even though you can recreate a date experience at home, it’s not quite the same. Furthermore, the strain of working from home while attempting to homeschool the kiddos is enough make any relationship crack.
Although these apps aren’t a cure-all for every relationship problem, they can help you strengthen your connection.
Show Your Love with Love Nudge
If The 5 Love Languages resonated with you, you’ll love this app!
Basically, it’s like having a personal assistant keep your relationship on track. Heck, we all need a little support from time to time.
First, you and your partner download the free Love Nudge app from the App Store or Google Play.
Next, you both take the official 5 Love Languages quiz on the app. This is how you determine your specific love language, such as whether you like receiving gifts, physical touch, or acts of service.
Then, you share your individual profile with your significant other. The app will prompt you with a specific code. You can go on to create goals and get suggested activities, all of which cater directly to both of your interests. For example, it’s pointless for your partner to bring you flowers if you’d prefer a bear hug instead.
There’s even an option to “nudge” your partner along, which is really code for sending him or her a hint, like, Make me dinner tonight, wink, wink.
Lastly, you earn points for your acts of love and affection, which are added to your partner’s love tank. It might seem corny, but it’s a great way to make sure you connect with your partner every day, even if it’s something as short and sweet as an I love you text.
In the end, we all want our partner to be happy, but we don’t always know how to do that. The Love Nudge app will help you bridge that gap.
Get to Know Your Partner with Couple Game
How well do you know your partner? Like, really know him (or her)?
Couple Game is a fun, lighthearted, slightly competitive game that expands on a couple’s general knowledge of each other. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together—there are bound to be a few surprises along the way. For example, I’ve been with my husband for seven years and only discovered last year that he loves grapefruit. What? How’d I miss that?
Using this app is simple. You just answer a list of questions about yourself, and then your partner does the same. After you’ve completed the questions, you try to guess your partner’s responses.
The categories include favorite foods, hobbies, tops films, intimacy quirks, and more. Go on—give it a try. You’re bound to discover something new about your partner (or yourself) in the process.
The Couple Game is free in the App Store and on Google Play.
Spice Up the Intimacy with Kindu
Are things a bit stagnant in the bedroom? Are you too shy to share your desires with your partner? No worries—this app can help.
Kindu allows couples to explore romantic date ideas, intimate activities, secret desires, and more. You can communicate all your innermost thoughts with complete privacy and confidentiality.
How does it work? The app has over 1,000 romance-inducing ideas, which are delivered in a daily deck. You can also write your own and secretly slip them into your partner’s deck. For example, you might want to suggest a luxurious partner massage. Ah, divine!
You or your partner can then respond to each of these with: I like this idea, I’m open to this idea, or Not even on your birthday! Your partner won’t know which suggestion you wrote, so there are no hurt feelings if he or she declines your idea.
The double-blind matches also eliminate any embarrassment because they only show the ideas you both approved. It’s a fun, uninhibited way to break out of any romantic rut!
Check out the tutorial to find out how to sign up and maximize the benefits of the app.
Kindu is free in the App Store and Google Play.
In Love While Parenting
This app focuses on in-depth research and tips that can help couples build stronger, more meaningful relationships while raising healthy, happy, and confident children. There’s no need to spend hours scrolling through various articles or buying stacks of relationship books. All that cutting-edge research is compiled in one easy-to-use app!
The In Love While Parenting app helps you address the key to happiness. When people feel down, they subconsciously try to boost their dopamine levels by indulging in their favorite foods, buying highly-desired items, or responding to social media posts. However, these bursts of dopamine are short-lived.
Instead, we need to focus on ways to increase our oxytocin levels, which helps foster a deep sense of bonding and connection. Just like it’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle, it’s never too late to start boosting your loved one’s daily levels of oxytocin.
Using informative videos, short questionnaires, and daily tips, this app will help you build deep, long-lasting bonds with your partner and your children.
In Love While Parenting is free in the App Store and on Google Play.
It might seem odd to hand your love life over to an app, but all of these are backed up by plenty of research. So, give a few of them a shot and see where your love takes you.