Guys, we don't need special apps for couples. Couples and singletons can coexist on the same social networks as long as we all live by a few ground rules. No, these special couples-only apps are not hypothetical. They are real. Being in a relationship on the Internet has gotten so difficult (and annoying for the rest of us) that people have spent time trying to create a whole closed off section of the Internet just for couples. Apps like Pair, as described via The New York Times's Jenna Wortham, create a network of just two people: You and your significant other. While Wortham finds the app useful -- "Something was thrilling about the secret little notes that Shaun, my temporary beau, and I sent to each other throughout the day" -- do we really need to fence couples off into their own corner? We say no.
There is such a thing as too much information.
If you have something at all important to say, don't say it online. The way social networks work, the very point of them, is that lots of other people can see what's happening. It's a pretty public Internet out there. We know you know that. So stop putting stuff on there that only one other person will appreciate. Not only do none of us care about the inner workings of your relationship, did you ever think it might be rude, shoving all that digital love in our faces? Like, that Instagram photo of a plate of food with the following caption. "My boy made me dinner! <3 he's the best." Or, affectionate wall posts along the lines of "I love you so much honey <3." Stop that. It both makes us jealous and want to vomit. Also rule number something of Internets says that any emotions shared over the tubes have less meaning, as it is much easier to type something into the ether than say it to one's face. So from the sweet (tweet) nothings to the fights, keep the important stuff off the Internet.