A Chicago-based programmer who was tired of feeling like shit all the time when it came to her relationship, developed an iPhone app to help her and other people decide whether they’d be happier if they dumped their boyfriends and moved on already. Over a two-week period, users rate how they feel about their boyfriends and record their general life outlook on a daily basis. The app then analyzes the data, revealing how the user’s feelings to her boyfriend corresponds to her general mood. Graphs show how much time a user spends being sad or happy. To avoid being influenced by recent patterns, the “conflicted dater” can’t see the results for several days.
“We‘re quick to forget or dismiss past feelings that don’t fit in with our current mood, which is why seeing larger patterns can give you insight you might not have in the moment,” the developer of the app said. After seeing that her own results revealed a “good” mood only 39 percent of the time (and neutral the rest), she dumped her boyfriend. Of course, she credits the app for helping decide it was time to end the relationship
It’s a clever idea, sure. But here’s an even better one: ask your friends whether they’re sick of hearing you bitch about your boyfriend. Ask them in a course of a two-week period whether you spend more time complaining about him than not and whether you’ve seemed unhappy lately. Or! You can always write to Dear Wendy. I’ll/we’ll tell you whether it’s time to MOA, won’t we?
[via Daily Mail]