In July 2012, Jonathan Dharmaraj and his girlfriend of almost a year broke up. After spending every second together — working in the same hospital and living two minutes from each other — they both went off to different schools. Jonathan’s work at the University of Illinois at Chicago took him more than 30 miles from his sweetheart, who left for nursing school, and the pair decided that the distance and the timing just weren’t working.
It’s been almost six months, and they’ve continued to talk, have remained close, and even find time to visit each other a few times each month. “I realized that we could have made it work,” said Jonathan. “I regretted that we broke up.”
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, Jonathan began plotting how he could get his girlfriend back. Instead of buying flowers or writing a love letter, he decided to write her an app.