GG RO: first user survey results are in!

During the last couple of weeks, we took the opportunity and sent a push notification, asking for our valuable users to take a short survey.

We now concluded 90 days since launch, and wanted to take a little snapshot of the way things shape for our new platform and for the people who tasted it. We mainly wanted to know two things:

  • Is the app helpful?
  • Are you, the users, satisfied?

So here are the results:

  • 68% overall thought the app was helpful and useful.
  • 74% of the people who did buy thought it was helpful and useful.
  • There weren’t any significant differences between women and men.
  • The results also showed that GG RO helped people with relationship related anxieties.
  • The higher level people reported reaching on GGRO and the more times playing, the less relationship related anxiety and preoccupation they reported.
  • Similarly, the more people thought GGRO was effective, the less symptoms they reported. This suggest that people playing GGRO consistently and according to the 3 level per-day rule, may significantly benefit from training.

So, that’s about it for now. We have, together, tested the waters. We had some amazing response from individuals who reached out and wanted to share their impressions and appreciation for what we are trying to do.

It was important for us to try and reach a pool of opinions and views and now we know we are on the right track, and feel motivated to improve the app and platform to help more people and make sure more users are satisfied.

In the near future, we will be launching GG OC – an app that potentially targets a larger audience (OCD > ROCD), and prior to expanding, we wanted to make sure what we have done so far is acceptable.

If you have anything to add or suggest, please feel free to write to us.

And many thanks to our amazing community and for everyone who took the time to submit their surveys.

If you are interested in more detailed data, please visit A/Prof Guy Doron’s post on rocd.net.

View detailed results on rocd.net

.

The story behind GG RO: Relationship doubt and obsession

When searching for the keyword “relationship” on Google, Facebook etc, we usually find websites and Facebook pages that celebrate the beauty in relationships. One of the more popular terms, for example, is “Relationship Goals” – which is a great idea, assuming that following role models can be an inspiration to our lives.

We want to love and be loved, and seeing that other couples are having a great relationship makes us feel bad about ourselves – as often we fail to live to these standards.

The reality is that relationships are not always great. And that maintaining them means a lot of hard work, mentally and psychologically.

What we aim to do in GG RO app – is to help people who suffer from relationship related fears, uncertainty, stress and doubt.

By using the app, people are, first of all, exposed to statements (thoughts) that are drawn from real life. By reading out thoughts such as “My boyfriend embarrasses me”, we understand that we’re not alone, and that there are other people who share the same thoughts.

Identifying negative and positive thoughts is the next step – this can be tricky: sometimes we think that some thoughts are positive, but they can actually have a negative impact on our self esteem and being. For example, “Thoughts have magic powers” – this is a statement that it is possible that a wise person could have taught us. However, in the context of dealing with doubt and relationship obsession, putting too much weight and meaning into thoughts can be harmful. In reality, and this is backed up by research in the psychology field, thoughts can be meaningless, and often, especially when thoughts are negative or non-constructive – they should not be taken too seriously.

Training ourselves to identify negative and positive thoughts is not for pure fun though – we can then deal with similar thoughts better when we actually face them in real life.

GG apps are built in a way that lets you discover various ‘topics’ – categories of thoughts that have a common ground, and then train daily on identifying and responding to them.

The road to healthier understanding of relationships, and ultimately, better relationships, is not a quick one – but we believe that it can be done and using our app we might even have a bit of fun along the way.