Have you seen Married at First Sight?  I’ve been watching it since I found it a couple of seasons ago.  It’s a lot of fun to watch.  I don’t have time to watch it every single Tuesday night, and sometimes get behind, but even when I’m late to the game, I still have to blog about some episodes.

On the episode I just watched, the participants– Molly and Jonathan, Shawniece and Jephte, and Jaclyn and Ryan– received a message from the experts to exchange cell phones.  I think my mouth fell open.

I keep going back and forth on this one.  On one hand, they ARE married.  On the other hand, they just barely met.  

I’m married, and my husband not only knows he can use my phone at anytime, he also has a fingerprint scan on it, so he can open it.  However, we have been married over 10 years and lived together before we signed that legally binding marriage contract.

These people haven’t even known each other long enough to receive their first cell phone bill together.

Each couple handled it in a different way.  Jaclyn and Ryan exchanged phones.  Molly and Jonathan agreed they didn’t need to exchange phones and went to bed.  Shawniece and Jephte ended up fighting.  Jephte felt pressured and left in a huff, while Shawniece stayed at home and cried.

I wondered what I would have done in that situation.  The information in your phone is personal.  There are pictures, texts, emails, and more that shows you at your core.  So, would I share it?  I honestly don’t know.  It would have depended on how much I trusted my partner, regardless if we were married or not.

Would you share your phone with your partner after being together for a month?  What if you were legally bound in marriage?