IamA single guy who quit his job and spent the last year crossing the country, interviewing over 100 of America's most amazing couples about what it's like to be in love AMA!
A few years ago I noticed that the majority conversations surrounding relationships fall into one of two categories. They are typically either super negative conversations focusing on divorce, infidelity, celebrity scandals, etc. Or they are hyper-emotional, and unrealistic stories like those seen in Twilight, Disney movies, The Bachelor.
I got really sick of being force fed these warped and unrealistic expectations of love. I didn't think Chris Brown, Athony Weiner, or Tiger Woods deserved to be the spokespeople for relationships... but they seemed to be the only ones getting any relationship-related air time. So, rather than complain about it, I figured I'd hunt down the most amazing couples I could find and give them the microphone.
My hope was that through talking to these couples, some patterns would emerge... or that I would at least get some pro tips on how to have a successful long-term relationship for myself down the road.
I was not prepared for the world that I was about to discover, or amazing stories I was about to be exposed to.
I've interviewed gay couples, straight couples, rich couples, poor couples, religious couples, atheist couples, couples who have been together for a short time, and couples who have been together for over 70 years. I've even interviewed couples in arranged marriages and polygamous couples,
Want to know what I learned? Ask me anything.
If you're interested in listening to some of the interviews, you can check them out here.
Edit: You have crashed my website... and I am eternally grateful. If you want to listen to interviews, I've uploaded a bunch of them on SoundCloud.
Edit #2: Some of you are asking what I'm up to now. I just launched a new project called Unbox Love. It's a subscription service for a monthly date-in-a-box.
The idea is that most peoples' lives are full to the brim with obligations, commitments, to-dos, errands, bills, and chores. And they're not getting any less busy anytime soon.
You clock out of work, get in your car and realize, "Oh crap. It's date night, and I have planned nothing... I guess it's just dinner and a movie again."
I hate dinner and a movie. It's a copout. Eating average food in a noisy restaurant surrounded by strangers, followed by sitting for 3 hours in a dark room in silence doesn't make anyones relationship more interesting. It doesn't build connection. It doesn't create memories.
So, we take care of the creativity for you. We plan activities that allow couples to learn about each other, experience something new together, and make memories that will last. Check out the website to get notified of our first box if you're interested.
Edit #3: All of this would not be possible were it not for the generosity of Couple App. It's a free app to download, and they're giving away a bunch of awesome Reddit stickers today to anyone who signs up. Get on it, Reddit!