After making things Insta-official with a boo'd up selfie with bae on your social media handle, it is natural that you proceed to the next step - exchanging passwords.
Sharing passwords with your partner can be a rather daunting thought, so, we asked a bunch of people about what they really think about this.
1. “No, I don’t think I would. It’s one of the few things that people won’t judge you for not sharing. Plus, it’s better to keep him guessing!” —Aditi M., 23
2. “I actually gave my password to my boyfriend because I needed to send an urgent e-mail and didn’t have access to the Internet. I haven’t bothered to change it.” —Jayati m., 25
3. “No, I wouldn’t. It’s a matter of trust and privacy. What if I’m expecting a job offer or medical report that I’m not ready to discuss? My e-mail is private!” —Priyanka s., 25
4. “As long as it’s mutual and no one is being forced or blackmailed into giving their password, it’s totally cool! —Ankita K., 23
5. “If he really needed it then I wouldn’t hesitate to share it. But, a little bit of individual privacy is okay. We trust each other enough to respect the other’s personal space.” —Vanshika w., 22
6. “He’s my boyfriend for a reason and I trust him. Sharing or not sharing passwords makes no difference to me.” —Akanksha p., 23
we asked the BOYS if they would ‘care to share’...
1. “It depends on why she wants it. If she wants to snoop, I wouldn’t give it, but if she really needed it, it wouldn’t bother me.” —Raghav a., 29
2. “I would tell my girlfriend that we’re not 12 anymore. If she wants to continue dating me, the only password she needs to know is the one to my brain and not my e-mail.” —Aroosh s., 23
3. “I wouldn’t really care. For me, it’s about trust. That’s all.” —Kanav r., 26
4. “I wouldn’t be okay. Personal space is just as important as trust.” — Sasha M., 22
Did you know?
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 30 per cent of young people who were regularly online had shared a password with a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. The survey also found that girls were almost twice as likely as boys to share their password.