I'll give you my password if you give me yours

going steady in the 21st century

Here's the Problem

Do you remember “going steady” for the first time? It's always been important to have a talisman that represents your commitment. Perhaps it was a ring, an ID bracelet, or a necklace. It was something tangible you could hold to your heart and kiss goodnight while thinking of your beloved. I guess that's old-fashioned now. Today, teens share their Facebook, email, and phone passwords as a sign of trust and commitment. Tiffany, a 17-year-old teen girl interviewed on this subject, said, “I have nothing to hide from him and he has nothing to hide from ...

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