So with all this in my mind during a lonely subway commute, I decided to poll my friends and colleagues on how they save numbers.There are five main methods: This was by far the most common solution to number saving.I get why people don’t readily disclose their full names.Online search is an expansive tool that can provide a ton of information to a complete stranger.After the honeymoon period, where I was just astounded that I was having sex, our relationship became a matter of constant fighting, jealousy, guilt trips and having to justify myself on an almost daily basis.Almost every fight we ever had would escalate from disagreeing over what to rent at Blockbuster to threats of breaking up with me… I allowed her walk all over me because I was willing to put up with this.This is kind of intrusive but also maybe essential. What really qualifies as privacy infringement in 2016?
She also didn’t care for them because it meant I was spending time with my friends and not with her (warning sign #2) – but this time she relented and .To be fair, I didn’t save name in my phone until we had been hanging out for a month because I don’t save numbers unless I know a guy’s last name, or I intend to see him again.Did I mention I used a burner number when we first met? Online dating has created a strange predicament where daters know a person’s first name but often little else.If they want to connect off an app, they have to get a person’s number, but then, how do they save that number?A phone book can only store so many Jeremy’s and Tom’s before it becomes an absurdist critique of the rotating door that is dating in the 21st century.
Of course, this is emotionally shredding and deeply damaging to the person who is letting this happen.