We believe that people should be able to define, discover, and deepen the relationships that power their best life.

We believe that people should be able to define, discover, and deepen the relationships that power their best life.

About Us

Once upon a time, “relationship” meant one thing: two people, a ring and two babies, ‘til death do us part. But we don’t live in that restricted world anymore, and we’re grateful for that.

We believe that everyone — of every gender identity and sexual orientation — deserves meaningful connections, on their terms. So the question is, what would make a relationship meaningful for you? And now that relationship norms are no longer the norm, how can you describe that vision? How can you find the people who want that, too?

Easy to ask. Surprisingly hard to answer. And so, in 2018, we brought together a team of psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, designers, therapists, coaches and relationship experts, and we began building CanWe to help people navigate all kinds of relationships with intention, right from the start.

CanWe is your dating guide, providing research-backed guidance on how to approach intentional dating. So you can get clear on what you and your date are looking for, faster. So you can confidently say “yes, this is the right relationship with this person!”

Today, CanWe's mission is to help daters cut out the frustration of modern dating with researched guidance. In the future, we envision a world where anyone can go anywhere and connect to any relationship they need - quickly, privately, and honestly.

How Does CanWe Build Better Relationships, Faster?

CanWe is a unique “home” for all your wants and desires that helps you be honest with yourself, and your new “friend”. By giving you intelligent prompts, we paint a more complete picture of who you are, and what you’re looking for that other dating apps just skip over. Check out below what CanWe is going to ask you.

“What do I want?” Privately fill out surveys for each relationship type you’re actively looking for. Invite your current date to do the same before you meet in-person and securely pair your devices.

“What relationship types are honestly available for us?” New romantic relationship types seem to debut each month! Dating is no longer limited to “Long-Term Love” and “Hookups”, so it’s past time for a better tool to discover what relationship types you and your date ought to explore; from Something Forever to Something Platonic, and everything in between. 2020 Side Note: Can you trust your date in a pandemic? CanWe helps you both articulate your Something Pandemic expectations. Pair your devices from +6ft away to unveil what navigating a pandemic truly means for each of you.

  • “What does this relationship actually mean?” You both have every incentive to be as honest as possible, as CanWe’s facilitated double-blind conversation first shares where you complement each other.

    “What’s next?” Now, with all your expectations and big questions out in the open, the two of you can move forward together, in parallel, on an honest path that perhaps neither of you expected… To check out our “relationship compass”for yourself download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • About Us

    Once upon a time, “relationship” meant one thing: two people, a ring and two babies, ‘til death do us part. But we don’t live in that restricted world anymore, and we’re grateful for that.

    We believe that everyone — of every orientation and lifestyle — deserves meaningful connections, on their terms. So the question is, what would make a relationship meaningful for you? And now that relationship norms are no longer the norm, how can you describe that vision? How can you find the people who want that, too?

    Easy to ask. Surprisingly hard to answer. And so, in 2018, we brought together a team of psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, designers, therapists, coaches and relationship experts, and we began building CanWe to help people navigate all kinds of relationships with intention, right from the start.

    CanWe is your dating guide, providing research-backed guidance on how to approach intentional dating. So you can get clear on what you and your date are looking for, faster. So you can confidently say “yes, this is the right relationship with this person!”

    Today, CanWe's mission is to help daters cut out the frustration of modern dating with researched guidance. In the future, we envision a world where anyone can go anywhere and connect to any relationship they need - quickly, privately, and honestly.

    Our People

    We’re a team of philosophers, designers and scientists, brought together by a nerdy fascination for
    relationships and the belief that we can help real people enjoy more meaningful connections.

    Our People

    We’re a team of philosophers, designers and scientists, brought together by a nerdy fascination for relationships and the belief that we can help real people enjoy more meaningful connections.

    Russ Haywood

    Co-Founder & CEO

    As a science fiction writer of two novels, Russ is a large scale systems innovator and a builder of vast coherent imaginary worlds. Russ has a Philosophy BA and Political Theory BA from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Hamline University.

    Russ has always been fascinated with the question “what's the right relationship with the right person?” ever since he shared a concert blanket with a group of friends - including his future wife - two years BEFORE he actually dated her. How much time might they have saved if they’d had the right conversation, about the right topics, rather than just small talk?

    Nic Ehalt

    Co-Founder & COO

    Before CanWe, Nic spent most of his career in operations and information technology roles with large, global companies. Before leaving the corporate world, Nic spent two years as the Business Development Lead for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Department in Cargill.

    Outside of work, Nic enjoys spending time traveling the world with his husband, meeting new people, exploring new places, and learning about new cultures. Closer to home, Nic enjoys the outdoors biking, kayaking, and playing with his dog Flint.

    Gina Erickson, PhD

    Relationship Sociologist

    Yan Grinshtein

    Head of Design

    Rebecca Collins

    Relationship Designer

    Melody Firing

    Jr. Product Designer

    Halie Ostberg

    UX Researcher

    Wight Goforth

    Product Designer

    Ken Slack

    Quality Assurance Analyst

    Maxine Nwigwe, PsyD

    Psychologist

    We know we're onto something special

    CanWe cuts through a lot of the crap, which is great.

    maemae

    Our intentions do align in many places, and [CanWe] was a really great tool to help me figure all this out even if I wasn't able to bring this up on my own.

    cjb2000

    It made me feel a lot safer and less anxious…

    AnaLisa

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    Unveil.Social is Minneapolis based Social Benefit Corporation (SBC) with the legal mission to “Unveil deeper conversations.” We are a corporation who may remain a responsible member of society with broader concerns than profit alone.

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    Unveil.Social is Minneapolis based Social Benefit Corporation (SBC) with the legal mission to “Unveil deeper conversations.” We are a corporation who may remain a responsible member of society with broader concerns than profit alone.

    Copyright © 2021. Unveil.Social™