Category Archives: Special: Love Stories & Interviews

Featured Couple: Shaira and JB

We interviewed Shaira, the winner of our recent Facebook contest where they won themselves travel vouchers for their next couple holiday! In this interview, we ask them how they met and what keeps their relationship loving.

How long have the two of you been together?
It has been 1,487 lovely days, thanks to the Days Together feature on LoveByte app.

How did you both meet?
I already had a big crush on him the first time I saw him in on public transport. I was first introduced to him at my groupmates house to work on a project for accounting class. I was shocked that I saw him there at my classmate’s house. I never thought that he would talk to me, but he added me on Facebook and we exchanged numbers and started getting to know each other more.

Chatting played a big part in to our relationship because that’s how we started, and I’m very thankful that I found the LoveByte app where I can chat with him privately and share our precious memories there :)

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I mostly use LoveByte in uploading our pictures together and scheduling our dates. We love scrolling through our memories in the form of a storyline as we look back on the things we’ve experienced together.

What is your favourite activity (date) to do together?
Our favourite activities together are watching movies and eating.

He’s studying to become a nutritionist and that’s why he makes sure that I get the nutrition I need. I love being pampered by his cooking because it’s a way of him showing he cares!

What is one challenge you have faced as a couple and how was it resolved?
When my grandparents were not supportive about our relationship. My grandparents wanted me to break up with him but I didn’t follow them because I didn’t see anything wrong with him. As corny as it sounds, we fought for our love by reminding ourselves about how long we stayed in our relationship and how happy we are when we are with each other.

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It helped us by reminding us how long and strong our relationship is and by looking back at our precious moments like our pictures together, the memos, and the happy dates. :)

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?
Never forget to look back at your happy memories, and communication is important. That’s why LoveByte is helpful to couples, because it serves as a tool of communication.

How did you know he was “the one”?
I didn’t knew it, I felt it. There are a lot of people in the world, but only a few can give you the happiness that you’re looking for, and I found that happiness with him.


Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

10 Sweetest Love Dedications And What We Can Learn From It

We recently asked LoveByte couples on Facebook a simple question: How long has it been since you two have been together?

Using our Days Together feature on LoveByte, so many cute couples posted loving messages which made us go all “awwww so sweet” while scrolling the comments the entire time! It’s really heartwarming to see how LoveByte has played a part in many couples’ relationships as they build their memories together. Here are some of our favourite picks:

Being there through thick and thin

Life is not always upbeat and happy. Despite many events and challenges that they may face, they know they have each other by their side to go through them together and they always got each others’ back. Having faith in difficult times keeps them positive that all storms will pass :)

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There will be times when couples just disagree with each other when they don’t see eye to eye. At the end of the day, we may fight, we get jealous, we worry, we get mad because we care about each other too much. And we know we don’t ever wanna lose each other because we know where we belong <3

couple_appsDifferences complement each other

A great relationship is not when a perfect couple come together but when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. Learning to respect and understanding each other is one of the key foundations of a lasting relationship.

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Absence makes the heart fonder

Successful relationships take work. Couples in a long distance relationship put in even much more effort to keep the relationship going and alive. In fact, it made their bonds even stronger.

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lovebyte_couple love_days_counter    Committed to grow together

The best relationship is when two people pursue their own dreams and also share same goals to grow together as a couple. We don’t necessarily have to be everything in their lives… just their favourite part. <3

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LDR Couple: Duyen & Khang


We discovered a super cute LoveByte couple, Duyen and Khang, who are in a long-distance relationship.

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How did you both meet?

We first met when we were really young, about 5-6 years ago. I was 14 and he was 18 then. He said I caught his attention at first sight when he saw me in a dancing class.

We started to keep in touch again 3 or 4 years later after little contact. At that time, he was living in USA, and we used Skype to chat. I could still recall being in the library when we had our first call and the first thing he mentioned was him missing the sunlight in Ho Chi Minh city. We kept talking for months and months and I can’t remember what we talked about either or understand why we always have so much things to discuss, but we just enjoyed talking to each other. We were close and he was always around to provide a listening ear and advice.

In summer on July 7th 2014, on one of our Skype video calls, I told him that I wanted to be with him. It was an awkward moment because he was just staring back at me in front of the screen and finally he said: “Did i hear something?”

I was expecting him to reject me, but he said yes and I could feel joy from his heart. At that time I’ve known that I would waiting for his return would be such a long wait. I understood that choosing him meant a lot of waiting. My friends advised me not to sacrifice my youth and time. But deep down, I always knew he is the one for me and he’s someone worth waiting for.

What’s one challenge you have overcome as a couple?
He always try to call me as much as he could, he bought iPhones for both of us so we could Facetime for better video calls. People would ask me if I feel sad or lonely, as much as I hate to admit it, it does feel so sometimes.

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?

Whenever we argued, he is usually the one who will apologise no matter who was in the wrong. Usually, we use Notes on LoveByte to express our feelings and apologies, as it is sometimes too hard to say them by mouth.

Unfortunately we even don’t have a picture together yet but I look forward to the day we can meet up! He promised me that he will come back next summer and I’m very touched knowing that he’s working very hard to save up to make it happen.

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?

For long distance couples, loving someone living so far away is such a challenge. Always appreciate your partner’s effort to spend his time to make calls. Despite not being physically together, we choose to believe and trust each other.

The key to relationships is trust, respect, and patience.

How do you know he’s “the one”?
I know he’s the one because I have come across many guys and even though they take care of me well, I have no feelings for them. I’m always reminded about my partner no matter their advances.
Despite facing much skepticism from friends, we believe our feelings for each other is real, as we are putting in effort and doing things together to get closer with each other everyday.


Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

LoveByte Couple: Brielle & Yasayasha

We discovered a super cute LoveByte couple, Brielle and Yasayasha, who participated in our recent #lovebyte14days challenge to improve their relationship – and here, we have the chance to write about their story… :)

How long have the two of you been together?
We’re still a new couple – it’s only been 225 days. We will celebrate our 8th month together on 11 July 2015. (^w^)

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How did you both meet?
We met by some unbelievable coincidence on the campus orientation. So he was a senior, 2 year older, in charge of my group. Don’t know why we’re like having the same feeling for that one day. Somehow I knew that he will be with me someday, and he felt the same way! Who knew that it worked since we’re not the “relationship type” of person. We’ve chatted about this and we’re like; “yeah, being single is the best…”. We do like to be single all the way, but this time is different, truly different :3
And so from that orientation day, we build up a friendly bond between us and the feeling starts to grow and grow! (^_^) Until about 3 months later, he confess his love on 03-11-14, at a garden of our campus. It was really sweet how he did it but I told him to wait and give me for like a week to think about it. On the way of “waiting”, we kept giving each other a letter. It was actually a letter about our feeling and also revealing every thoughts about this relationship before we really be together. Finally, I answered him with a “YES” letter on 11-11-14 which is my favourite number and also the official Pepero Day! *We actually knew this from one of the LoveByte posts.

What do you use LoveByte for mostly?
We use every feature that Lovebyte has like; photos, date reminder, notes and the new feature: List. It’s a very useful feature because you can make a list whether if it’s a wish list or a list that you want to share with your partner. I like the idea of this feature! :D Both of us enjoy storing all the many, fun date ideas that we have. 

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What is your favourite date activity?
We love to snuggle ( ^w^)(^w^ )! Especially while we’re watching a movie. We also love to chit-chat about almost everything that we’ve experience in our day. We can talk about anything to each other like the bad stuffs we’ve encountered, good things that happened, interesting information, gossip.. anything under the sun!

Even though we can still meet at campus everyday, we still each other at night. It’s like we can never get tired of talking, because we feel so comfortable with each other. *This is actually funny because I am quite shy but somehow, I can really be a talkative person around him. I can feel that he’s my comfort zone since I know I can discuss about anything with him and he didn’t mind that at all :”)

What’s one challenge you have overcome as a couple?
Like many of normal relationships, we have a few problems that have happened along the way. Having problems doesn’t aways mean it’s negative, it actually makes your bond stronger and also to become more mature on facing another problems.

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How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?
The LoveByte app is like a world of us, no one else. It’s really nice to have a personal moments together like that stored in one place. It helps us to keep our memories together, stored many of our stories (kinda like a journal), captured special moments, and a reminder of how long have we been together :)

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?
For us, communication is the most important key to have a great relationship. It’s a bond that you can build, especially with your significant other. be surely that your partner is the most person you can communicate with because one day he/she is gonna be your partner forever. When you’re getting old, the only person that you can talk to is him/her :3

How did you know he was “the one”?
To be honest, I can’t fully explain this because even myself don’t understand how it works, how love works. At first, I like him because knowing that he’s kinda similar with my big brother’s style. That’s the first point that catches my attention. But on the way now, I realized that I have no more reason to explain why I love him so much and knowing that he’s the one. The only thing I know now is that I wanna keep taking care of him and loving him because I believe that he is the one for me :)


Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

I Went to Suburban Malaysia to Meet my Future In-Laws

This article is brought to you by LunchClick.

Months ago, my boyfriend reasoned that it was high time for me to meet his parents. It was something that I had been delaying, but he had already met my family on two occasions, so I couldn’t put off the dreaded day any longer. On top of the usual nerves about whether they would like me or find me an eyesore, I had a pressing problem: They only spoke Chinese. My spoken command of the language was dreadfully poor, limited only to ordering food and answering questions about the weather.

Oh, and did I mention that his parents live across the Causeway? Yes, I’m dating a Malaysian, and his parents live in Skudai, Johor Bahru. It’s a good 30 to 45 min drive from the checkpoint. Here’s a few key points that I got out of my experience that you can hopefully learn from.

#1 Make sure you’re 100% prepared before the actual day.

My parents drove my boyfriend and I in on that day, approximately a week after the start of the Lunar New Year. They dropped us off at a bus stop outside his place, where his brother was supposed to fetch us. Then, this happened:

“My brother said that my father sent the car for a wash. So my father will be fetching us instead.”

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NO WAIT WHAT I HAVEN’T REHEARSED MY NEW YEAR GREETINGS YET W-W-WHAT?

I had planned to practice my new year greetings, and think of conversation topics along the way. But because of this unforeseen turn of events, I ended up sitting in a car with my boyfriend’s dad in (rather awkward) silence.

#2 Be prepared for different customs and traditions, even if you’re of the same ethnicity.

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I never thought that our dining culture could be so different that it would pose a problem, but I was proven wrong. There was a lack of ladles, and they used forks and spoons instead of chopsticks. How was I supposed to cook my food in a hotpot with a fork?

Dining culture aside, I was also unprepared for the extreme amount of spice in their unassuming looking chilli sauce. Upon trying a tiny portion, I didn’t even say anything, I just ran for my mug of water on the coffee table and emptied its entire contents into my mouth. MY MOUTH WAS ON FIRE. Everyone laughed heartily.

#3 Try not to let the age gap get to you.

My boyfriend is seven years older than me, and about to graduate from university. He’s the last to graduate amongst his group of friends, all of whom are already working. In fact, quite a few of them are married, and some even have kid(s) in tow. The age gap was pretty palpable. I felt really out of place, with the general discussion being centered on jobs, marriage, finances and even insurance.

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#4 The Malaysian accent will throw you off.

It’s perfectly alright when you’re talking to a few people, but when it’s a group of fourteen people laughing raucously with multiple conversations happening at the same time, you’ll definitely be stunned. I even thought that they lapsed into Hokkien at a point in time, but apparently not.

#5 Suck it up.

If there’s anything you’re unhappy about or discomfited by, try to leave it to after the day is over. Don’t create a scene on the spot. In retrospect, I’m glad that I put up a smile and readily agreed when his friends wanted to continue the round of CNY visits at another friend’s house during dinner time. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and you want to make sure that you do it right.

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All in all, my boyfriend’s friends and family were nothing short of welcoming and friendly, so there’s a lot to be grateful for. Committing to a transnational relationship and marriage requires a lot of thought and dedication. In my specific case, I also learnt to be conscious of certain different standards and biases, and to never ever be patronizing about the supposed city vs suburb divide.

My grandma predicted that I would break up with my boyfriend after visiting his parents in Malaysia.

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I’m proud to report back: not a chance!

Long Distance Relationships Can Work with Commitment and Trust

We are uncovering the love story of Syrene(s). It’s definitely our first time we interview a couple sharing the same name… very interesting! Also, they are in dating from two different places, Davao city and Dumaguete city.

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How did you both meet?
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We met in elementary school when I was in grade 6 back then and she was in grade 4. She was a transferee and since our school was not so big and I was already familiar with all the faces of the students in our school, she immediately caught my attention. She was that kind of girl who can turn one’s head immediately; pretty, simple, and amazing! I asked her classmates, who happened to be my close friends, what her name was. To my big surprise, we shared the same name with the exact spelling!!

I was but a kid who knew nothing about love but I had always admired her.  They moved away and eventually, we lost contact. After 7 long years, her family has decided to have a vacation in our town.. I was walking and suddenly I saw her with her dad. That awesome feeling upon meeting someone from the past! It was amazing that I still had the same feeling I had for her a long time ago. We reconnected and started texting again and we agreed to meet up and visit our school. And our love story began.

We have been together for almost three years, even though we are in a long-distance relationship.

What’s one of the challenges you have faced so far?
We encounter a lot of challenges in our relationship but I guess the most challenging one is the reality that we are in a long distance relationship. It is hardest especially when we fight. We don’t have any other communication to talk things but sending long messages to each other, explaining things, arguing things until we settle things out and be okay.

We do not get affected with long distance – instead we beat it with trust, loyalty, and commitment. Despite our distance, we never doubted our love. We never had anyone else just to fight the feeling of emptiness caused by the distance between us. Lastly, the commitment that we just have to love each other no matter what helps us get through it. We quarrel a lot, we get jealous, we argue, but at the end of the day, we know we’re still gonna choose each other NO MATTER WHAT.

I am proud because after all the challenges we’ve been through we are still standing strong, ready to face any battle that we face. It is not easy but we are one of the proofs that nothing is impossible.

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?
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What amazes me with this app is the feeling of belonging in it. you see there are a lot of apps that we could use but LoveByte is kinda different because it’s the only app that we value the most.

When we fought, we have changed our relationship status and unfriended each other in Facebook, deleted some precious posts on it and even deactivated our account. But strange enough, both of us have never dared to uninstall LoveByte. It’s like it truly symbolizes the value of our relationship and there’s that weird feeling of feeling that deleting our LoveByte will end everything. LoveByte is the only app that connects us this way.

We use LoveByte for posting our special moments together. One reason why I love LoveByte because even though we posted the pictures later, the app still detects the date the photo was taken. We also use LoveByte by sending sweet messages using Secret Message and having fun using its cool stickers in chat. And we love counting the days of being together.

When we want to reminisce things, LoveByte is one of our best apps to remember good things in our relationship, like a diary of our love story. Every time we open it, all the bad thoughts in our heads will be erased. Indeed, LoveByte app has lot of functions for couples.

What’s the best advice for other couples?


Don’t you ever break the trust of your partner to you, because it causes a big disaster in your relationship. Be faithful. Be honest. If you done something wrong tell her, even if you know that she’ll gone mad at you. As what they say, “It is better to hurt her with the truth, than make her happy with a lie.”

BREAKUP is never the answer. You chose someone so better stick with him/her. When you are at the verge of giving up, think of all the sacrifices you had just to keep the relationship up until this very day. It’s easy to end a relationship but it is very hard to build a new relationship with someone else. Want a better relationship? Make your move and think about ways to make your partner happier rather than thinking about how it feels to have a relationship with someone else. Remember, happy wife, happy life…

We are really excited for the couple and we wish them all the best!

Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

Couple Surprise Birthday Celebration

We interview Chhoungheng and Panchakpor, our LoveByte couple who surprised each other on their birthdays. As we got to uncover their sweet moments, we find out how they manage to keep their relationship healthy and successful.

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Chhoungheng gave me the most memorable birthday I’ve ever had on my 18th birthday last year.
Since no one celebrated or surprised me on my previous birthdays, it was unexpected and especially touching for me. We went for simple movie date. He asked me where I wanted to go after the movie… I answered, “I do not know.” Then he replied, “let’s go home.”

It felt weird because he would always want to spend time together with me. Turns out he did not go home, but drove me around the city like 15 minutes and we arrived at a café. When I walked in, I saw some schoolmates and I truly thought it was a coincidence, forgetting that it was my birthday. We enjoyed ourselves chatting and laughing, until a staff brought us a birthday cake with Eiffel Tower design on it, that I realised it was a celebration for me. I love it that he picked it knowing that Paris is my dream travel destination and I really want to go there with my love one someday.

Chhoungheng’s birthday:
She prepared an awesome birthday celebration for me at a cafe. I saw her sitting at the corner when I reached. Shortly after, she requested to change the table to be seated inside. She walked behind me and then she placed her hands over my eyes and walked me to a room.  When I opened my eyes, I was surprised to see there were many candles lighted to form an infinity symbol and rose petals scattered on the table surrounding the celebration cake. The present was wrapped in a box with Paris design on it, and inside was our first couple T-shirt. It was really romantic and I really appreciate her effort to prepare this special birthday for me.

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?
The rules of L-O-V-E:
Listen to each other
Oblige each other
Value each other
Excuse each other

In life, challenges are inevitable and no one is perfect. The difference is how we choose to overcome and solve them. We should always acknowledge and admit our mistake, let go of the ego to say “I’m sorry” and ask for forgiveness. Learn from the lesson and not repeat it again.

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?

LoveByte helps us a lot to remember all our wonderful memories. We make it a habit to upload our photos. We can also write down the note about the things we have done together; it can be a surprise note or something in our heart that we want to say on special dates and during our anniversary.

Using Lists, we always look forward to be together because we have many many things to do and achieve in our To-Do list, Wish list, and Challenge list.

Sometimes when we get mad at each other, we know we’ll scroll to Our Story on LoveByte. We have plenty of memories of us there, so it melts our hearts and all the negative feelings.

How did you know he was “the one”?
As cliche as it sounds, but it is love at first sight! Our love is still young but he has done many things for me. We are learning about love together. Because of some misunderstanding, we were apart for 1 year, but we got back as a couple again after graduating from high school as we still had feelings for each other. To me, he is close to perfect and I’m blessed to be loved for who I am. He is always right by my side on bad days, to tolerate my imperfections (hot tempered and stubborn).

Since he is a medical student, he takes care of me more than anyone else, and tells me a lot about how to be healthy as my health is weak. His deep concern for me makes me feel like a princess. He’s won my heart entirely!

Stay loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

LoveByte is a mobile app for couples to record their happy memories to form a meaningful, love journal containing favourite photos, notes and dates. Get it on iOS/Android: http://lovebyte.us/getapp.

There Should Be No Expectation On How Long We Should Date Before Marriage

We are so lucky to interview a LoveByte couple, Briana & Charles, who is getting married on 4th December 2014, on their first anniversary!lovebyte success stories

How long have the two of you been together?
We have been together for 347 days. Almost a year!

How did you both meet?
We were in high school together. We were polar opposites and for some reason, that made a good friendship.

How/What do you use LoveByte for mostly?
We mainly use Lovebyte to display all of our pictures together, but we also like to keep up with all of the dates we go on.

What is your favourite activity (date) to do together?
We love going to Dave n’ Busters: Have a nice dinner, a drink, and run around playing games together. That’s always a great time.

Discuss one of the most testing challenges you have faced so far, as a couple and how do the two of you ultimately resolve it?
My fiance works a full-time with lots of overtime construction job and is in the army reserve and I’m a student. It’s gets frustrating having those conflicting schedules and not always being able to spend very much time together. We ultimately solve that by scheduling date nights ahead of time. We make time and we appreciate every second of it.

lovebyte success storiesHow does LoveByte help you in your relationship?
When things get rocky sometimes, LoveByte gives us daily reminders of how much we love each other. It’s visual proof of how much time and effort we have put forth to make our relationship grow and change. It even shows how much we have individually grown in our activities and lifestyle for the better.

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?
Daily communication is one of the most important aspects of a relationship. You have to talk about things. You have to be willing to address the not-so-good moments and recognize when your significant other does things right too.

How did you know he was “the one”?
I can’t remember one specific moment when that realization came over me. I think it just built up over time. I knew there was something special about him as soon as we started dating. The careful consideration he put into everything that had to do with me, the way I always feel taken care of and loved, and the way he oftentimes looks at me just wins me over every new day.

Let’s wish the couple everlasting love in their marriage!

Stay Loving,
LoveByte Cupid <3

Distance In A Relationship Can Be Overcome With Trust

Today we are talking to Olivia & Zach from US who are in a long distance relationship since this year January, here they share with us a little bit about their love story and how they make it work.

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How long have the two of you been together? 

1003 days.

How did you both meet?

We met in gym class Olivia’s freshman year and Zach’s sophomore year. We had mutual friends and pretty much hit it off right away.

How did you find out about LoveByte?

Zach: I found out about it through Instagram with random people and I thought it was something nice for me and Olivia to do to share our experiences and highlight our relationship.

How/What do you use LoveByte for mostly?

Olivia:  I like putting pictures with the date of an important event so we can reminisce later. I also love being able to see how many days we’ve been together.
Zach: Mostly to see how long that we’ve been together, I’m not going to lie, it’s nice seeing an exact day count of how long you’ve been together with your significant other. Then also to highlight major events in our time together.

What is your favourite activity (date) to do together?

Olivia: To be honest, I just like being together with Zach. But I like going out to dinner and ice cream, then going home and watching a movie.
Zach: Probably going on vacations with Olivia, but even still, when we were together to relax on Sundays it was very nice. Even though we didn’t do much on those days I still loved her company.

Discuss one of the most testing challenges you have faced so far, as a couple and how do the two of you ultimately resolve it/still work on it?

Olivia: It’s difficult with him being across the country since he left for the military this year january, but we can still text, call, and skype which makes it easier. When the other’s person’s feeling down about not being able to see each other we always make sure to cheer them up and make them smile.
Zach: In the past was when we both didn’t drive and couldn’t just easily see each other and do stuff whenever we wanted and currently it’s her being back home and getting ready for college in PA and me being in Nevada for the Air Force.

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How often do you see each other? 

Olivia: I went to see him graduate from basic training in march, and he got to come home from tech school in May, but other than that we’ll probably only be able to see each other every six months or so.

That can be pretty hard, what’s your best advice for other long distance lovers? 

Olivia: My tip for couples when you’re feeling lonely would have to be to write them a letter, call them, or text them and tell them how you feel. If they are unable to do those things, you can reminisce on your relationship, or re-read stuff they wrote to you, or even hang out with friends and family that will help you try to feel less lonely.

How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?

Olivia: I like that we can look back at special dates in our relationship. Sometimes we sit there, go through it and think about the great memories we made/are making.
Zach: I like it because it’s a way to basically “brag” about our relationship. Haha

What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?

Olivia: Be honest with your significant other, no matter what; an honest relationship is a happy relationship. Also, always remember that you always love that person. Even if you’re fighting, that doesn’t mean you stopped loving them.
Zach: Have complete trust in your partner and cherish each moment together even if you don’t see each other that much. If you love each other, trust each other and have patience, you’ll make it in the long run.

/ LoveByte Cupid

Remembering All The Smallest Things Keeps The Spark Alive

Hi LoveByters!

Today we have Tracy talking to us about her relationship with FS. You won’t believe how they met!

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1. How long have the two of you been together?

We’ve been together for 168 days. We have this kind of on/off relationship that started 2009, if we wouldn’t have lost communication during the past few years, we would have been together longer. But now, that we are together again, we won’t let anything be wasted again. Ever since I met him, no one else is worth thinking about.

2. How did you both meet?

We both met as textmates! We have a common friend and he asked this friend if she could give him some textmates, I don’t remember how many numbers she gave him, but fortunately one of the numbers was mine. That was way back in 2005. I was just a first year high school student back then. Too young to get into a relationship.

We started texting and we got to know each other over a few months. We were not texting each other frequently so as years passed, we lost communication and he started to talk to me again around November 2008. And this is where we started to have what you would call “something” between us. As we got to know each other, I had this feeling that “Ah! We’re the same”, and even if we’d already talked for hours, the conversations were never boring and I didn’t get tired of talking to him.

2009 was the year for us. We texted and talked every day. We always stayed up late to talk to each other and sometimes we didn’t even notice that it was already morning! This was the year when we first met each other in person as well, and had our first date, just the two of us. However after this we lost contact again due to certain issues. But he never stopped texting me even when I changed my number or replied. And as the years passed we were both having our own lives, interests, careers, etc. and I thought he had forgotten about me, but he hadn’t and I am so glad and thankful that he never gave up on me after all these years.

3. How did you find out about LoveByte?

My friend uses it so she showed it to me. I also saw it on Google Play Store because it was featured. I found it cute and unique because the app is really for couples who want to get a track of what they have been doing together, all their memories, happy moments and photos. It’s also counting how many days you have been together. When you log in and see the days, you have this feeling that “Its already been this long?” and you just feel happy that you got to spend those days with your loved one. When I first saw it, we were not yet together again, so I wished that someday I would want to use that app, with him. And now, I am so happy that I got the chance to to do that. I thought that guys were not into this kind of stuff, but in my surprise, he likes it too! Whenever when we got home from a date, he always adds the date to the app and I will be the one to upload the photo. Right now, LoveByte is my most used app on my phone. I always check it, around a minimum of 10 times a day to see if he’s updated something, or if he commented on my post and if he replied on my scratchcards and chat. You just feel excited whenever there’s a notification!

4. How/What do you use LoveByte for mostly?

Before LoveByte, we were already listing our dates. Like where and when it was, what did we do, etc. Because I am this type of girl who appreciates those kind of small things, and I know that he also likes it. I want us to remember every single moment we spend together, all of our firsts, like the first time we visit a certain place, first time to eat this kind of food, etc. things like that. I know it’s a bit childish or funny but that’s what who we are. We treasure all these moments that we got to spend with each other. But sometimes, you just forgot to update the list and when we are talking and remembering it, like where did we go last week, what day is it, we are always quarreling if the one I remember is the correct one, or if his is. So thank God for this app. It’s perfect for us! You can add photos, dates and even notes. We use it as a track of all the dates and things that we do together. Now that we are using the app, after our date, we will update it immediately and also upload our picture together. All our dates, our firsts together are listed here. When I see our dates and pictures together, I just feel like “I want to spend more time and go on more dates with him, I want to travel to more places and explore more. With him”. I told him that I want to see the days spent together, photos and even dates reach thousands and I am so happy that he also feels the same.

5. What is your favourite activity (date) to do together?

Since our first few months together, I was still studying and he was already working. We could only meet on Sundays if we wanted to spend the whole day together. On weekdays we could only meet up after his work, and then we don’t have much time. We love spend our time strolling the mall while holdings hands, sitting next to each other on the seaside, talking to each other and laughing together, while eating his favorite shawarma.

We also like to visit places that were on my list. I am so happy that he is always there and game to accompany me wherever I like to go even if some of the places that I want to visit are kinda funny and unusual.  He always says that wherever we go, as long as he’s with me and we’re together it is alright. Of course, I feel the same way too. Even if we’re just at home, watching movies, talking to each other, eating.

6. Discuss one of the most testing challenges you have faced so far, as a couple and how do the two of you ultimately resolve it?

For me, it’s the distance. Being in a long distance relationship is hard. There are times that you really want to see each other and be together, but you can’t. You can’t do anything, just wait for the moment when you are able to see each other again. Before he was living in a province which is slightly far from where I live, so we were unable to meet as much as we would have liked. Since I was still a high school student back then, I was not allowed to go on a date and meet a guy. Whenever he had time and money, he would travel here so we could meet. All we had was our cellphone in order not to lose communication. But right now, he is working in the city so it’s a bit closer to here, around 1 to 1.5 hours travel only. The problem now is the availability of each other. We make sure that if one of us is free and available to do something, the other would do whatever possible to match that time. We never let two weeks pass by without seeing other, simply because we miss each other terribly. We do however support each other and understand when we don’t always have time for each other due to school or work. We have to prioritize and sometimes it feels like we have to make a choice between school and seeing each other, and it can be really hard. But we try to support each other and understand that sometimes we have to focus on our school and work and we will miss each other but that is fine.

7. How does LoveByte help you in your relationship?

It’s easier to get a track on our memories together and we won’t forget all the special dates and memories we have together. LoveByte gives us the privacy that I want and we can talk about our dates together on the app, and we can upload our photos. It’s like our special place, just for the two of us. Also, it’s nice to see how he feels and what he says when he is adding a date or a photo of us together. Of course, it adds excitement, aside from getting a text or a call from each other. In LoveByte we can send notes, scratch cards and upload photos and this makes our communication more versatile.

We love to look back on the dates we’ve added and reminisce on all the shared memories together. This helps us move forward on those days apart.

8. What is the best advice you could give couples for a happy and harmonious relationship?

We know that nobody’s perfect, so no relationship is neither. You have to know yourself that the person you are with is truly worth fighting for, no matter what happens. Learn how to give and take. We realized some people never want to lose in a conversation, so the other part tend to just let them win in order to make them happy, but that can’t always be the case. If you know that you’re wrong, just accept it, lower your pride, and say you are sorry. Learn also to accept differences and each others flaws.

Make sure to keep in touch the way you did when everything was new, like texting a goodmorning, good afternoon, and good evening everyday, calling each, exchanging long sweet text messages, writing notes and letters to one another, etc. Continue doing this even if this becomes a routine, don’t get bored of it, you can add or improve upon it so you’ll never get tired. Don’t let the “spark” die between the two of you.

Trust is also important. If you really love your partner, you must trust him. Of course, we know that some are always suspecting of their guys or girls; they are formulating situations in their mind and sometimes become overly jealous and controlling. Before suspecting and accusing your partner, know first what really happened and talk to them. Remember that accusing and always suspecting your partner for cheating can cause serious problems in your relationship. Respect each other’s feelings and decisions is also very important. Respect each other, and never make your partner feel like he or she has to compete with anyone else for your attention. Never make them feel alone, especially when you’re there.

Just continue to help and inspire each other and improve on what you have started. Don’t let the spark die and always stay in love with one another

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We wish FS and Tracy all the best!

Stay Loving!

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