I guess that’s why I told my wife I loved her on our second date. But it wasn’t that she wasn’t giving me love, it just seemed to come at different times. I don’t think I noticed this consciously for a while. And after each time, there would be this look she would give me. It wasn’t something I could force, just something that would come about as a result of my giving. And how much I’m sure those messages are bouncing around in other people’s heads as well. Living Disney movies in our minds, and tragedies in our lives.I had tried really hard up to that point to hold it back, honestly. I think part of me recognized that she was much smarter and more modest than me. This fire was burning in me, a fire that burned just like that second date: I was in love. Marriage, quicker than I was ready for, did this thing: it started sucking away that emotion. In other words, it was in the practicality that I found the love I was looking for. That fire I felt, it was simply that: emotional fire. I think that might be a big part of the reason the divorce rate is so high in this country. It’s time that we changed the conversation about love. Because until we do, adultery will continue to be common. “The app allows men to practice their conversational and dating skills with real women,” notes the description on Say Something’s Indiegogo page [emphasis theirs].(Yes, its makers are seeking crowdfunding to fund this crowdsourced advice app, to the tune of £20,000 no less).The premium version will include a “contextualised advisor” — offering a player additional guidance so they can “transition” from text snippet into “a normal conversation”.The subscription service will include access to the “latest dating research findings, best tips, polls, dating guides, etc” — for those who want to turn dating from a game into a full-time job.
He spells out the two “key premises” of the app as: 1.A male-centric gamification process could easily give the impression that it’s commodifying or stereotyping the dating experience — to the point where it feels off-putting to women, leaving the app with a paucity of female users to provide the feedback male users crave.If it can avoid the impression of being unattractively one-sided, and raise the £20,000 needed to finish development and start shouting about its assets, the app makers intend to offer freemium, premium and subscription versions of Say Something.Hell, maybe you’ll be the star of the next episode of Awful Squad!The Something Awful Forums ( or SA forums are the messageboard of comedy site Something Awful, and the origin of the Let's Play concept.