Technology Dos and Don'ts in Relationships

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009  |  Updated 5:48 PM EDT
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Technology Dos and Don'ts in Relationships

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Do you know your partner’s email password?

Ever sent a sexy text to your boyfriend… and then realized it was actually to your boss? Do you know your partner’s email password? Are you constantly checking your Blackberry—even when you’re on a date?

Even if you’ve never experienced these tech troubles, it’s likely that you’ve encountered the intersection of technology and relationships—and maybe you’ve wondered how to set some rules for yourself and your partner. Check out these dos and don’ts when mixing love with technology. What are your rules? Let us know in the comments.

DO plug in your significant other’s iPhone, Blackberry or computer in when you see the juice is low.

DO share the joke with your spouse if you laugh out loud at something on your Blackberry or phone.

DO text and email your spouse with the same care you did when you first started dating. Grocery lists and forwards don’t count as correspondence. Make time to send sweet-nothings to each other over Facebook, IM, and email.

DO upload new music to your honey’s iPod and new books to his/her Kindle. New tunes and words will be a sweet surprise and will show that you’ve been thinking of them while they were away.

DON’T exchange email passwords with your partner no matter how good of an idea it seems.

DON’T hack into your partner’s email or phone, read the messages, assume they are cheating on you, freak out and post your suspicions on a social network or a web site.

DO save cute texts, email and voicemails.

DON’T send flirty text messages or emails on your company Blackberry unless you want to explain “gr8 morning sex!” to the Director of IT.

Want to read the rest? Visit YourTango.com or check out these stories: How Do Guys Feel About Privacy in a Relationship? Why The New iPhone Is The New wePhone Is Technology Ruining Your Relationship?

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