It seems like every day a wave of new iPhone apps comes along that makes the device indispensable.
Well, this one is the coolest. Period.
PMS Buddy helps men keep track of the menstrual cycles of the women in their lives.
PMS Buddy, due to launch for the iPhone this week, has been available as a free service for nine months. The site’s tagline is “Saving relationships, one month at a time.”
“It has exploded. We’ve passed 150,000 registered users,” Jordan Eisenberg, founder and chief executive of PMS Buddy, said in a phone interview on Tuesday. The app also is available on Facebook where it has about 20,000 users, he added.
The idea for the service started as a joke when Eisenberg and a group of friends, including several women, were drinking at a happy hour and talking about relationships. “From there the conversation transgressed, or digressed, whatever it is, into PMS,” he said.
The group reached a consensus that “Women don’t appreciate it when you come home and maybe things are a little tense and the man says ‘Hey, do you have PMS?’” Eisenberg said.
One man said he avoids confrontations by tracking his wife’s menstrual cycle on a daily planner. “So we said, ‘Wouldn’t that be funny to automate it and make it available to the masses,’” Eisenberg added.
Bless you, sir.