Should you share your bank PIN and facebook password with your partner?
Blake reckons. . .
Just changed the facebook status to ‘ in a relationship’ handed your new partner the keys to the house, wow things are moving so fast. Congratulations you are in a new relationship, but be wary! The next step is coming up soon and do yourself a favour, don’t do it.
Giving your partner the pin number to your ATM card is like giving a kid the keys to the candy store and asking them not to eat anything, the temptation will always be there. You never know – she could be an internet pirate or a Nigerian scam waiting to clean you out for all you are worth. I know that trust is the backbone of every relationship, and that is why I haven’t trusted any of my past partners with my passwords. Why would they need it? To check up on me?
Sometimes you need to have a bit of personal privacy and trust me once your partner has your pin number, it will open the floodgates to all of your personal information. Include the facebook password and that is trouble waiting to happen. ‘‘ Why did you message that person? Or add that person?’’ Things can be seen differently.
You could argue that if you have nothing to hide and you trust this person but it works both ways, they need to trust that you are not doing the wrong thing and not be tempted to check up on you by reading emails and facebook messages.
If your info falls into the wrong hands you could also be the victim of the powerful and embarrassing facebook bomb. It’s happened to everyone, and we all know how damaging to your online reputation it can be. You post something like ‘ Blake has herpes’ and two minutes is all it takes for the damage to be done.
I hope I have given you something to think about, guard your pin and passwords with your life, trust no-one! And for the record I don’t have herpes!!
CK says. . .
Passwords are the house key for your personal information. They keep your money safe, keep people off your wireless internet and in Blake’s case, stop mischievous co-hosts from bombing twitter to spread faux rumours of herpes.
There is a milestone in every relationship – the swapping of passwords. Whether it be pin numbers for the ATM, entry into your gmail account or the finger scan into the bat cave, the day will come.
Celebrate this day. Celebrate it like your anniversary.
Sharing passwords helps establish a foundation of trust between people. If you’re ready to drop the ’ I love you’, make sure your ready to drop your four-digit pin. We’ve built this digital world around us and sharing passwords is now classed as intimate act of love. Ditch the diamond rings, and swap facebook passwords instead – it could possibly be the most romantic thing you can do in the 21st century, and will cost a whole heap less. Sharing is caring, except in the case of Blake’s twitter post subject. . . that’s just not cool.