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.

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 Team

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

Anna Furmanov

Head of Marketing

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.

Copyright © 2021. Unveil.Social™