February 6, 2012
Sharing Passwords as Love
From The New York Times:
Young couples have long signaled their devotion to each other by various means — the gift of a letterman jacket, or an exchange of class rings or ID bracelets. Best friends share locker combinations.
The digital era has given rise to a more intimate custom. It has become fashionable for young people to express their affection for each other by sharing their passwords to e-mail, Facebook and other accounts. Boyfriends and girlfriends sometimes even create identical passwords, and let each other read their private e-mails and texts.
They say they know such digital entanglements are risky, because a souring relationship can lead to people using online secrets against each other. But that, they say, is part of what makes the symbolism of the shared password so powerful.
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I am not sure if the idea of sharing the password of Facebook or e-mail is a good idea. It may reveal some informationthat might come very harmful for the relationship. I wouldn't declare my feelings this way, if I have to be honest. There are plenty of other and better symbolic ways to do that.
Posted by: Susan Vacation | Feb 8, 2012 12:11:56 AM
This makes sense, the couple wants to be close and so they share passwords - very risky, but it makes sense.
Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Feb 19, 2012 4:00:24 PM