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Tech Dating 101: Is It Shady That He Won't Do Loopt?

Tech Dating 101: Is It Shady That He Won't Do Loopt?

Today's Tech Dating 101 centers around location-based services like Loopt and Google Latitude. As cool as these services are, some people are a little creeped out by having people know where they are at all times — even though, of course, you choose to share your location and can choose who you're friends with.

It seems like it would be a great idea for couples — you'd always know where the other one is. It sounds convenient and safe.

However, not everyone is comfortable sending his or her location out and feeling "tracked" — not even when the only person who'd be updated is your significant other.

But if one person in the relationship wants to use Loopt, but the other person doesn't — is there reason to be suspicious?

To see what I think, just


If your boyfriend or girlfriend doesn't want to do Loopt, it's probably not a red flag. Even if you're comfortable with technology — as I am — you may just not want to participate. I feel this way, personally; my boyfriend loves Loopt and Latitude, but I can't bring myself to do it.

Of course, I reject everyone's Loopt invitations because I do like people finding out where I am the old-fashioned way. When I tell them directly. I'm not untrustworthy, and I wouldn't think that anyone who didn't want to do Loopt was, either.

What do you think?

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