A New Interesting Social App: Pair
Posted on June 28th, 2012 by admin
Would you use a “social app” for just you and one other person? That’s what Pair is hoping.
What is Pair?
Pair uses a similar interface to Path, but pares down (ha, ha) the number of people allowed in your network from 150 to 2. This is where it has excelled, and where Path failed. People already have Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare to keep track of the same things that Path offered (with as many people as they wanted). Pair, however, is more intimate. It’s created for you and your significant other. You can doodle to each other (or together!), leave sweet messages, send short video clips, and even “Thumbkiss.” (A Thumbkiss occurs when both you and your Pair are on the same screen inside the app, thumbs against the phone screen, together. It vibrates when this happens.)
Up until now, only iPhone users could Pair off. But now, if your significant other is toting an Android (do iPhone users really date Android users anyway?), you can connect via this app. It seems as though the Thumbkiss option doesn’t work in Android yet, though — beware.
But what happens when you break up?
Not to be a pessimist, but… really. Can you ever re-pair again? Yes. You simply press “Unpair” under settings and move on. This seems a lot less stressful than the ramifications of the Facebook breakup, where everyone sees it happen in the news feed.
I tried this out with my friend Keith, as to not make such a serious commitment to my actual significant other. As soon as you “Unpair,” the invite screen pops back up. No salutation, no saying you’re sorry.
I’m not a player, I just crush a lot.
Can you Pair with multiple people? Yes, you just need more than one email address. You can sign in and out of the app with one or several emails. So, if polyamory (or cheating) is your thing, it is possible. Just don’t get confused and send a doodle to or Thumbkiss the wrong person!