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Russ Haywood, Co-Founder of Dating Guidance App CanWe

SDC Kitty Chambliss Loving Without Boundaries Podcast CanWe App Russ Haywood
SDC Kitty Chambliss Loving Without Boundaries Podcast CanWe App Russ Haywood

Kitty is delighted to share her latest podcast interview that she released recently with Russ Haywood of the newly-launched CanWe app.

Russ Haywood is a social systems innovator and has a Philosophy BA and Political Theory BA from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Hamline University. Russ is also co-founder of Unveil Social, a Minneapolis B-corp that just launched CanWe – Your Dating Guidance App. CanWe’s mission is to help daters cut out the frustration of modern dating with researched guidance.


I am delighted to share my latest podcast interview that I released recently with Russ Haywood of the newly-launched CanWe app. I received an email from CanWe introducing this new startup that has built not a dating app, but rather a dating guide that is focused on helping people date more intentionally. I was especially interested in learning more when they advised me that the LGBTQ+ community is finding the app particularly useful because it was giving them more clarity around whether or not they were in sync with their partner(s). Although we didn’t get to talk about this aspect during our interview, I was really impressed with the types of conversations that Russ is hoping people have as a result of putting their intentions first and then determining other characteristics such as attraction second.


In this episode, Russ and I discuss...


  • How being a struggling actor in NYC initially turned him onto the problem of how to bring the right people together.
  • How dabbling with feminism as a young man was very confusing for him with respect to dating.
  • Why so many people are frustrated with dating and dating apps.
  • How and why it is challenging for people to be really honest with their dating profiles.
  • What he feels is the critical stuff to evaluate when meeting/dating someone.
  • Why CanWe is distinctly different than dating apps, which are all about seeking.
  • How the CanWe app works and can be utilized on your own and then eventually with a potential partner.

Kitty Chambliss, PCC, CPC

Kitty Chambliss is a #1 Amazon best selling author, relationship coach, keynote speaker, polyamorous and sex-positive advocate, and foundd Loving Without Boundaries (LWB) in 2012. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 44 Consensual Non-monogamy Task Force, a staff writer for ENM (Ethical Non-Monogamy) Magazine, as well as an Outreach Representative for the Relationship Equality Foundation (REF). Kitty has been a contributing writer for such publications as Multiamory, Swingtowns, and PostModern Woman, with her advocacy work also featured in the books “Stories From the Polycule” and “It’s Called Polyamory: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships.” She has given workshops around the country at conferences such as Beyond The Love, Atlanta Poly Weekend, Southwest Love Fest, the National Sex Educators Conference, the International Conference on the Future of Monogamy and Non-monogamy, and Sex Week at University of North Florida, and is a sought after special guest on broadcast shows and podcasts, such as CNN and PolyWeekly. Kitty is a professional certified relationship coach (PCC, CPC, and ELI-MP) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Lastly Kitty is thrilled to have brought her first book: “Jealousy Survival Guide: How to feel safe, happy, and secure in an open relationship” out in the world. Kitty has made it her life’s mission to make thriving relationships – even unconventional ones – attainable to everyone.
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