Technology has brought us many gifts that make our lives way easier—cell phones, video baby monitors, Facebook, etc. I'm always game for new gadgets and tools that further this trend, but I've recently been introduced to one that I find somewhat controversial, let's say. Introducing PMS Buddy—a new website/iPhone/Facebook application that will no doubt have have its fans and its haters. Instead of trying to put this in my own words, I'll just quote the website verbatim…
PMSBuddy.com is a free
service created with a single goal in mind: to keep you aware of when
your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, daughter, or any other women in
your life are closing in on "that time of the month" – when things can get intense for what may seem to be no reason at all. For
women, this is a great way to give people in your life a heads-up of
when you might be feeling a bit irritable without having an awkward
conversation. What's more, we will not only keep you informed, but will give you some free advice on what to do about it. With PMSBuddy.com, there is no reason to ever be blindsided by PMS again.
So while the site claims to be help assuage discomfort at that time of the month, they also have gauges like the "Overall Threat Index" to humorously measure their members' bloating, break-outs, and mood swings. What do you think? Would this tool improve your relationships or is this just yet another way of saying that women are hysterical for a quarter of the year?