The social landscape of the 3rd millennium can be extremely confusing. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, texting, IM...it can all be a bit much. Sometimes you just want to get away from it all, go to a nice quiet place with someone you care about, curl up together and enjoy some nice alone time. Now, thanks to Pair, you can do that on the go! Pair is a social app that allows you to stay in contact with your significant other and no one else. Sorry, polygamists.

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The app is actually packed with plenty of useful features. A shared to-do list lets you and your partner keep up with household-y things. You can let your partner see your location without the fuss of a public social network. And then there's the incredibly useful and not at all sappy-to-the-point-of-inducing-nausea ThumbKiss. This innovative feature will show you where on their screen your life buddy is placing their thumb. Then, you touch your thumb to that spot. Congratulations! You have now ThumbKissed™!

Now, let's be real. Romantic relationships are a unique and complex beast. It's a special relationship between two people and only those two people get to define how it works. It's beautiful. It can be cheesy, or sappy, or weird. This app gives couples the freedom to express affection or just manage life in a variety of ways. You want to play tic tac toe or doodle with your lover? You've got it! It's actually a really neat idea and some couples should absolutely go for it.

However, as beautiful as your love may be, if any of you publicly acknowledges that you ThumbKiss your Snuggle Bunny Boo, you may open yourself up to the same type of teasing and ridicule that you would receive if anyone found out you call your significant other, "Snuggle Bunny Boo."

The app is available in the Play Store for free, requires two phones that love each other very much.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/424VTGKW3D2SXWCXF3RZ6ZI26Q Reality Check

    What if you got 2 girlfriends? :D

    • http://twitter.com/BrazenRain BrazenRain

      Get two phones. Have fun paying for it. (and I mean more than the second phone.)

  • ginobili1

    Got the app... now to find the significant other! :P

    • henryezra


      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

        Ah, that takes me back to the old Gizmodo days.

    • Matthew Fry

      Got the app, now to get my significant other to install it and use it. *sigh*

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com benmarvin

    I need to start recommending this app to all those couples on Facebook that just love to make sure everyone else knows how awesome they think they are.

    • Roboguy12

      YES, a million times YES

  • Ken Gorab

    Now I just need to get my girlfriend to get a smartphone...

    • http://twitter.com/homncruse Aaron Burke

      Now I just need to get a girlfriend...

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Germian

    Well, never forget guys: If you use this app with your girlfriend, you will never have a good excuse anymore why you are late or to forget to get something on some anniversary. "There is an app for that" now ;)

    So think twice before you introduce your girlfriend to that app.

  • Seanzky

    ARGGG!!! I wonder how many men my wife has thumbkissed before me.

    You see... she's Korean. She does that pinky swear with the thumb-kissing/seal/stamp to the promise thing.

    Nooo! This app has ruined my life!

    • Keyz Karanza

      Remember, when you thumbkiss someone, you are not just thumbkissing them; you are thumbkissing everyone they thumbkissed before you. (enter "The More You Know" graphic)

  • raindog469

    Amazing concept for those of us in big mushy love. I wrote a private mobile browser chat on one of my company's servers one afternoon a couple years ago, but this goes much further. So far, though, execution's pretty poor. Wouldn't take my self pic, forces the phone to portrait mode making it awkward to type, won't show either of us as online when we both are, tried to auto-correct each of our addresses incorrectly (do people really have x.y.tld addresses anymore except at work?) and we haven't even gotten to the online interactions yet because of that third bug.

    But if it works someday, I could imagine the two of us spending more time on it -- "thumb kissing" and doodling and sharing pics and locations -- than we do on Facebook, and we're not even Facebook PDAers. It'll be great till our relationship has more than 2 people in it again. Maybe this is really a secret weapon created by Focus on the Family or some other knuckle-draggers. In which case I build our own poly-friendly knockoff or we go back to Facebook.

  • Matthew Fry

    I love the "requires 2 phones that love each other very much." LOL

  • Aditya Pandey