The Boyfriend Log
THE guys have the BroApp and now there is one for the girls. An app that lets you track how happy you are in your relationship. Yes technology is finally taking over real-life feelings.
The Boyfriend Log – a new app from Dream It Green, LLC. – allows you to track your romantic data. Each day, you answer the question “How was your relationship today?” with a colour-coded response that indicates if you’re feeling sad, happy, romantic, angry, or otherwise. Then when you look back at the month, you can see what the predominant emotion was.
The app allows you to track multiple relationships, making it user-friendly for anyone involved with one person or those wanting to track friendships along with their romances. Of course this could make a hard decision all the easier if you are one of the lucky ones who is beating suitors off with a stick. Go with the one who makes you happiest or alternatively (and this is just a suggestion) get off your phone and actually get to know the person who is trying to make you happy while your head is buried in your colour-coded calendar.
I can see this being beneficial the way keeping track of any other habit is. We all do it in other parts of our lives from our eating habits (I’m obsessed with keeping track of my calorie intake with the My Fitness Pal app) to our sleeping habits it seems to become a part of our daily lives. So it was inevitable that we would begin to track our mood. Tracking any part of your life makes you aware of things you need to change or concentrate on – eat less or move more or sleep more.
But should an app really make a romantic decision for you? Especially if that decision is potentially life-changing such as marrying a boyfriend or breaking up with a long-term partner. Realistically we all go through bad patches, there are many factors from hormones to financial worries to the weather, all these things can put you or your partner in a bad mood.
Don’t get me wrong, I get the reasoning behind it. When the bad days outnumber the good, it’s time to get rid. But should your phone be telling you this information or should you come to this conclusion yourself? Many may find this an easy way to keep track of your feelings on a daily basis but in my opinion, the quality of an important relationship cannot and should not be boiled down to colour-coded days on a calendar.
While the creator, Linda Sivertsen, sees the app as a tool of female empowerment I see it as just another way that our social interactions are being eroded by technology. You can’t live your relationship through your phone and to be honest, if you feel the need to download this app so you can determine how good your relationship is, don’t bother. It’s time to move on!
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