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Still searching for a Valentine’s Day present? Say ‘I love you’ with a password

Feb 13, 2014 // Andrew Stroup

According to a recently published study by Pew Charitable Trusts on couples, social media and the internet, technology has had a profound impact on the way American couples interact. From big events to private moments, the rapid growth of smart phones and the internet has changed the way couples share information and communicate.

Interestingly enough, the study found that 72% of those surveyed said that technology had little to no impact on their relationships. Of the 10% of couples who said that tech had a big impact, 72% reported that it had a positive effect. Surprised? This blogger is. After hearing story after story on textual and technology infidelity from the likes of Carlos Danger (a.k.a. Anthony Weiner), Tiger Woods and CIA Director David Petraeus, among  others, it’s easy to get the impression that technology is a tool many use to keep secrets…but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Fully 67% of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship have shared the password to one or more of their online accounts with their spouse or partner, and 27% of couples maintain a joint email account.

So if you’re in a committed relationship and don’t know what to get your other half, consider a password. Nothing says ‘I love you’ like the gift of trust. But if you don’t want to give away the keys to the shop, send him or her your password using CommonKey!