I want to revisit an old post a little bit. I discussed locking your phone (you can find that post here) and how you felt about your significant other having a lock on theirs. I don’t necessarily want to address the phone situation, but this topic does correlate…………..
How do you feel about passwords? Does being in a relationship mean you should have access to passwords for not just their phone, but email accounts, social networking sites and things of that sort?
Majority of the people who took the polls said they didn’t mind the phone locks – as long as they knew the code. There was a 50/50 divided as to whether you felt you could trust a partner who locked their phone and ultimately, majority of you said you have/would explore your partner’s phone given the opportunity. Where’s the trust?!
I must say, I am a bit torn. I have a lock on my phone, but it hasn’t been to keep any of my partners out. *stops and thinks* Okay, maybe I wanted to keep Sweets out at one point, but that’s a topic for a different day…….. the lock is to keep my busy-body friends (and their offspring) out of my phone. If/when a significant other has asked for the code, I’ve given it up. Explore anything you want! Any funny business you find in there was prior to you, #guaranteed.
Ont he flip side of that, if a person I was dating asked for my passwords, I would probably hesitate on giving it up. Not because I have anything to hide, but because I probably don’t know them well enough to have them all through my business. I would have to use my best and most immediate logical thinking in that situation……. If I am in a relationship with a person and they decide to ask for my passwords, I would have no problem giving them up.
Interestingly, no one has ever asked for the passwords. I believe this is solely due to the fact that they believe I want their passwords as well. Would I want your passwords? Yes, but not to snoop! It would simply be because you have my passwords. Fair is fair, ya dig? I can guarantee you I would never enter your account. In fact, I would probably immediately forget or misplace the password anyway. I have enough trouble remembering my own.
Oh! Not to mention, if I am with you – I trust you. PERIOD. If I have a question, I can ask you directly. Snooping is sneaky and deceitful…. I’m not with it.
All that being said, lets do three new polls: