If you’re not tired of social networks yet, maybe you’ll have the time and the energy to join another one. This time, maybe you should build a network that only includes one other person — your lover. That is the premise behind Couple Street, a social network that aims to help you organize your couple life and have private and intimate conversations with your lover.
How It Works
We’re not exactly sure if we can call it a social network since there are only two people involved. There’s a community section, yes, but you can only discuss different topics with other people using Couple St. but you can’t add them to your network. This is strictly a service for you and your lover in terms of sharing content and communicating privately.
The features are divided into two groups: For Me and For Us Two. Under the For Me category is Wishlist and Reminder. Wishlist lets you list down stuff that you want, possibly birthday or holiday gifts you want to receive from your partner. Reminder is a similar feature. It’s practically the same feature but with a different name.
The For Us Two features are much more compelling, obviously since this is a couple-centric social network. Your couple home page is a lot like your Facebook Wall (no Timeline craziness here, kids) because it’s a stream of content that you share with each other like photos, links, messages and even questions.
There’s also a Calendar feature that lets you create events with optional email reminders. It’s not as detailed as Google Calendar but it’s useful enough to be one of the smartest additions to Couple Street’s features. You can also export your calendar in iCal format, which is neat.
So far these features make Couple St. look like a social network for new couples or couples who aren’t too serious but think that participating in this type of social network is kind of cute. However, for more serious couples, Couple Street also offers two “serious couple” features.
Expenses and To Do
To Do lists are not for everybody, especially for young couples. Creating tasks and grouping them together in three categories (Shopping, Travel, and House Chores) sounds like something more mature couples would do. The same can be said about the Expenses feature which lets couples list down their individual expenses and arranges the data in a nice little table. An archive of expenses can also be accessed so if managing and monitoring your finances is something you love doing with your partner, this will hit the right spot.
The Bottom Line
Couples living apart would definitely find Couple St. useful with its communication and collaboration features while couples living together will also find some of its features useful for daily tasks around the house. If you’re a couple who have OCD as one of the things you have in common, then Couple Street totally makes sense. Otherwise, it may be hard to add this “social network” to your stable of other social networking sites.