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Love me, love my iTunes (Meat Loaf and all)

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When Laura Tisdel first discovered that her boyfriend's iTunes library was filled with music by Air Supply, Wham and Meat Loaf, the 26-year-old "went through a moment of mourning." (Photo courtesy of Laura Tisdel)

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When Laura Tisdel first discovered that her boyfriend's iTunes library was filled with music by Air Supply, Wham and Meat Loaf, the 26-year-old "went through a moment of mourning." (Photo courtesy of Laura Tisdel)

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While a decade ago we had no real idea of what people listened to in private, today, we can assume if something's on someone's iPod, they're listening to it. (Photo courtesy of Apple)

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On iTunes, we can now see how many times a significant other has listened to a song, how he or she "rates" it, and what's on his or her "most played" list, granting a level of insight and awareness into his or her life that we might not otherwise have. (Screen shot of iTunes)

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Our music libraries have long provided significant others with clues about our personalities. Today, though, thanks to iTunes—and its “top 25 most played” list, "last played" feature, and customized playlists—we can enjoy a level of insight into significant others’ lives that we wouldn't otherwise have. For better or worse.


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