Phone sex, suburbs, and beyond
First we had to enter basic info about our relationship, like whether we're long distance (no), live together (also no), have kids, (no), and so on. Adding photos was optional, but I'm detail-oriented and uploaded a pic that showcased a good hair and butt day… for me.
Happy Couple presented us each day with five multiple-choice questions exploring six categories: communication, emotion, sex, responsibility, recreation, and information. It's like a quiz you'd take in Cosmo, but virtual and geared toward men, too -- and only takes about three minutes to complete. As we answered the same queries -- ranging from small and specific (what's his/her cuisine of choice?) to big and broad (where does he/she see him/herself living in 10 years?) to fun and sexy (what's his/her attitude toward phone sex?) -- we'd learn if our answers were a "perfect match" or a "mismatch."
A "perfect match" awarded us both points, even on little victories like knowing what kind of chocolate the other prefers (dark for me, none for him). Points are good -- they increased our score and helped us move up levels as a team, just like in every other game ever invented except for Whose Line Is It Anyway?. And hey, if nothing else, matching was a mutual ego boost; proving that he and I really DO pay attention to each other's wants, needs, and idiosyncrasies.