When it comes to relationships, you may wonder what makes couples work. In other words, what makes some stay together for decades, through good times and bad, and others not? You can probably tell a happy couple apart from a not-as-happy one — what does the former do differently? That’s the secret everyone would love to know.Well, when it comes to what makes couples work, the six mothers who run The Inner Circle dating app have seen a lot.
The app is a boutique dating community made up of almost 1 million members worldwide. Plus, they won “Dating App of the Year” at the 2017 UK Dating Awards, so it seems like they’re doing something right OR it seems like they know what they’re doing. As far as the mothers behind the scenes, they do everything from soothe people’s most common dating troubles to comfort them after a breakup, an Inner Circle spokesperson tells Bustle. Of course, they’ve had successful relationships of their own and are happy to give out life-experience-based advice.
"It’s great to support people in their dating life and help them get things sorted out," one of the moms, Annabel, tells Bustle. "You feel like your work is actually contributing to another person’s happiness, and what’s better than that?! Also, it’s great to get in touch with people all over the world and get to know different dating rites and values of different cultures. For practical reasons, I love the flexibility of the job and it allows me to balance work and mum time very well."
The app wanted people who had proven success in relationships to work for them,Inner Circle’s spokesperson says. “Most importantly, they are the same age as our users, vibrant 20s and early 30-somethings. They are forward-thinking about sex, relationships, and society, and on the same wavelength as the members — which, again, is vitally important in them being able to help them so well.”