(Closed) Do you and your SO share an email address and/or Facebook account?

posted 10 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Do you and your SO share an email address and/or Facebook account

    Yes, we share one account.

    No, we have separate accounts.


  • Post # 32
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2006

    This reminds me of back in the early 1990’s when couples would get pics taken wearing jeans and matching sweaters or white oxford shirts or something.  You could do it, but why?

    We each have emails that we had before we got married.  We don’t share pws.  I have a FB account but DH thinks its the dumbest thing ever.  Some of my aunts & uncles have the joint accounts, but it’s mostly for emailling their grandkids and such.

    Post # 33
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    It drives me crazy when people have shared accounts. My cousin and her husband share an email address and it feels so awkward to email one of them, knowing the other will probably read it and I have no idea if the right one will actually get the email. Plus, it’s kind of creepy :/

    Post # 34
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    no, but i will admit that back when cell phones were newer, we shared one of those. it was awful. our friends could never be sure they were reaching us, and the one of us who wanted to call the other had to use a pay phone!


    I think separate is better all the way 🙂

    Post # 35
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My email I use for facebook is my junk email ….nothing imprtant goes to that email address.

    Post # 36
    8 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It’s so weird to me when couples have the same Facebook…I never know who I’m talking to! Do I address both of them when replying to a comment? Do I pick one? What about if I want to IM one of them, but it turns out to be the other…

    Good grief! 😛

    Post # 37
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We each have a work and personal e-mail of our own. However, we each know the password to the other’s. It’s for practical reasons like I had to get into his email because the invitation seller sent something to him and he needed to get into mine to get my mom’s flight info. We do, however, have our google calanders linked up together and that’s pretty useful!

    Post # 38
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We both have seperate accounts but we also have a joint account that I made for wedding rsvps.  It does get forwarded to my personal email account.  I use it now for bill pay and netflix and other joint related things.

    Post # 39
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

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    @ten.ten.ten: Ditto. Wedding related emails only. It works well keeping up with all the info.

    Post # 40
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I made a joint e-mail account for us. The idea is using it for wedding stuff and later in our life we can use it for other purposes, such as keeping up with family. My parents have a joint one where all their household stuff goes, I think it is good to have a joint account alongside your personal. 

    Post # 41
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I checked other, because we both have our own email and facebook accounts, but I did make a new email account just for wedding related things, because bridal shows and wedding related websites send so much spam, and it was a good way to keep track of vendor emails, and both of us could sign in if something needed to be checked on.  We don’t share facebook or email passwords at all.

    Post # 42
    5920 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We have seperate emails and facebook accounts.

    However, we have one email account in both names for our wedding – just our first names @ website.  This way we can both get updates, etc. since he works out of state half the year.

    We know each others passwords for everything, but have no reason to check.

    Post # 43
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @jenandchris: exactly…I don’t have anything to ‘hide’ from Fiance, but like you, I don’t want, for example, birthday present shipment notifications going to a shared email address!  That would suck.  And we’re each our own person, and we get lots of individual emails.  Not emails to both of us, or that are even relevant to the other, but to each of us.  I think a shared fb or email account would be a major headache, not to mention…kinda weird.  We know some of each other’s passwords, but we don’t actively log in to one another’s accounts or anything.

    and @danadelphia: OMG Fiance and I *do* share a Netflix account, which originally was just mine, and I would find it SO obnoxious that he’d rate stuff and majorly screw up my recommendations.  Like he’d give 5 stars to stuff I hate, or whatever.  Come to think of it, this still annoys me.  Maybe we should consider getting separate accounts…

    Post # 44
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    seperate accounts

    Although for email we both us outlook on the same computer.  So our emails download into seperate folders so its easy to see which is which.  Nothing to hide, I hardly ever look at his folder, and dont care if he looks at mine.  Its handy when he is away with work though, because I can keep an eye on his emails and let him know if anything impotant comes through.  Although he is talking about getting one of those mini laptops to take away with him, so then it won’t be an issue.

    And with facebook, i dont know his password, but I could probably figure it out in a few tries if I wanted to as I know the password conventions he usually uses.  But never tried.

    Post # 45
    1220 posts
    Bumble bee

    we both have our own FB & Email accounts… I dont get why people share.


    Post # 46
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t see why you would share.  My husband would delete all my sale emails.  We both know what is going on with the bills so it doesn’t matter who officially gets the email from the company saying the bill is due.

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