Monthly Archives: May 2012

20 Inspirational Quotes for Couples in a Long Distance Relationship

LoveByte is NOW officially in its Beta phase! A huge thank you to all our Beta users! We really value your feedbacks so do not hesitate to let us know what you think about LoveByte! We aim to make LoveByte an awesome experience.

LoveByte started out initially with the idea of helping couples in long-distance relationships to communicate better and to enrich their life. As such, we are dedicating this post to all the brave couples out there in a long-distance relationship. We understand how difficult it is, and so we roamed the internet and found some inspirational quotes for you. To all our Beta users, you could also leave little notes on LoveByte’s memo function with these quotes for that special one in your life. The notes will definitely brighten his or her day!

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4 Ideas For Your Next Date

Every date between a couple should be treasured and enjoyed as it is during dates that a couple interacts and create memories together. However, do you ever get bored with the usual routine of watching a movie, dining in restaurants and ending the day with a stroll at the park? Beware! Routines can kill the excitement in a relationship. To inject a little variety to your relationship, LoveByte would like to introduce 5 ideas to consider on your next date. <3

Go on an adventure!

Picture credits to www.sheknows.com

Who ever said that dates must have couples relaxed and comfortable? Go on an adventure together instead! This can be something mild like ice-skating, or challenging, like backpacking. In either case, sweating through the activity would increase the excitement of the date while helping the couple see a different side of each other. 

Teach each other a skill

The old saying goes that opposites attract and that each of the couple definitely have different skills and interests. Instead of only doing what both of you love in common, try teaching each other a unique skill. Who knows? Your partner may turn out to be better than you. 

Whip up a (edible) meal

Eating out can be a chore when you run out of places in mind to settle your meals. Try cooking a meal together then. Find a recipe that makes both your mouths water, buy ingredients together and woah, both of you are set to cook up a storm. A warning here, follow the recipe carefully and cooperate with each other or it might turn out to be disastrous. 

Start a couple diary

Many of us often live and love the moment and forget all about it when time passed. On your next date, start a couple diary together. Take some time to note down what both of you have done today and how it went. We promise you, few years down the road, looking through the couple diary will bring back fond memories to both of you. 

Piece your memories into a scrapbook

Presents and gifts are so yesterday for special occasions. If you are celebrating your anniversary on the next date, try making a scrapbook together instead. Develop photos and get your art materials ready to make a display piece for your future home.

Of course, ideas do not stop here. You are welcome to share with us your unique dating ideas too!

To make things easier for all couples out there, we would also like to recommend LoveByte mobile app! You can use the Timeline, Dates and Photos features to record all the wonderful memories shared on every date (this would help in updating your couple diary as well!). Dates is also awesome for reminding each other on important days and activities. Lastly, Memos (my favourite) is a great featuret for couples to brainstorm for the next date or to just leave lovey dovey notes for each other. Sound exciting? Then wait no longer. Lovebyte is now selecting users for its Beta version! Sign up at our page www.lovebyte.us NOW! 

 

Have a great next date! <3

10 Reasons to Date a Geek

Geeks (and their girlfriends / boyfriends) will love this!  Thenextweb published an article called 10 Reasons to Date a Geek by Harry Mylonadis.  A tech geek himself, he was always wondering why his wife fell and stayed in love with him for 10 years.  The article reproduced below is the fruitful result of their long discussion and some deep psychoanalysis.

1. We’re Loyal 

Loyalty runs in our veins. If a geek can be so loyal to their favourite gadget manufacturer, operating system, TV show, movies, fantasy heroes and so on, imagine what happens when they meet that special person. To top that, when we are in a serious relationship we feel like “the chosen one” and that’s something you just can’t risk losing.

2. We’re Caring

Just observe how a geek treats something that they love. Be it their gadgets, their collection of any sort (I love my CPU collection) or even their job. Look at how meticulous they are. You can be sure that when a geek loves you, they will give you all the care you need and make sure that you have everything.

3. We Don’t Create Problems, We Solve Them

Problem solving is our way of life. We are always looking for problems that need to be fixed and then find a solution. I think my wife is pretty happy that whenever a problem comes up, I’ll give it my best go to fix it. Of course the path to fixing it can be a bit chaotic and geeky (searching online, trial and error, zapping yourself from an open circuit) but the result pays off.

4. We Like to Listen (even though we may drift away)

Our brain usually runs at full speed and this can be a good and bad thing. The good thing is that we will listen to your problems for hours. The bad thing is that from time to time we might drift away and think about how we will solve the problem that’s killing our project. But hey, at least we are good listeners.

*Side-note: I have developed a very sophisticated filter that allows me to drift away while still paying attention for key words. That way I’m never caught off-guard.

5. We’re Creative

Even if a geek doesn’t realise it, we are inherently creative. Not in the “traditional” sense (most of us can’t draw, paint etc.) but in the more useful sense. Just last week I created an awesome pop-up Valentine’s card for my wife that was pixelated, double-points for me!

The geeky valentine’s day card.

6. We’ll Search Very Hard for Your Present

Check idiosyncracy #5 from my previous post (I’m a Geek and it’s not my choice). This is not just for things that we buy for ourselves. Once we know that we need to get a present, then we go into searching mode. When I need to get a present for my one-and-only I check websites, read reviews, opinions, forums and anything else I can get my hands on, until I find the perfect gift.

7. We Learn Everything

The fact that we can’t stop learning new things can be very beneficial for you. If someone would normally say “How the hell should I know?”, the geek will not say anything and will try to find the nearest web touchpoint so they can search and learn the answer.

*Hint: This also applies to intimate situations.

8. We Can Adapt

You know how you’ve sometimes been in situations where your other half would act their own way and sort of embarass you? Well fear not, geeks have always had to adapt to their environment. This means that we can fit in every situation and always make you proud.

9. We Are Easy to Please

Present? What present? As a geek I make sure that I have pretty much everything that I need to satisfy my geekiness. If you are looking for a present for me then you have two choices. First, get me something that means something (even if that’s a hug). Second, just pick one of my interests and get me anything related to that, I’ll definitely like it (Vintage CPU anyone?).

10. No Sports Night

To this I will have to apply the 80/20 rule. Basically only 20% of geeks are interested in sports. If you hate sports night and all the shouting at the TV, then you won’t have to bear with it. Of course this doesn’t mean that you won’t have other themed nights. We have Dexter night, other’s have Star Trek night, you get what I mean.

Ten perfect reasons to date a geek. Do you need more? What are you waiting for? Put your computer to sleep and go find the perfect geek for your life :)

Lots of love,
LoveByte

What is Love?

We stumbled upon Jeanette’s tumblr (jeansbeans.tumblr.com) and found her short but insightful take on what is love.  In her own words, “Love is a short word, L-O-V-E, easy to spell, hard to define and impossible to live without”.

Can’t help it but to agree with her?  Well same for us, except that we will like to add one more of our own…  in LoveByte: connection!

So remember to sign up for our mobile app at www.lovebyte.us and start connecting with your loved one today!

Lots of Love,
LoveByte