Cell phones are great for helping us stay connected to everyone and everything, but it’s important to know when to put the phone down and connect to the person sitting in front of you.
Cell phones and dating don’t always mix, so here are the do's and don’ts of cell phones and dating.
Imagine this: the person you’re on a date with is looking at his or her phone more than they are looking at you. Actions speak louder than words, and too much phone action says you don’t care. Don’t Play Hard to Get If emotional maturity is something you’re looking for in a partner, do yourself a favor and don’t play games.
Save conversations that require multiple sentences for an in-person conversation. In the same way you would want someone to be patient with you if you were busy, let the party on the other end of the phone answer when ready.It’s too easy to misinterpret the tone of your voice from both sides, and it will probably go better if it comes out the way you meant it to! Multiple texts followed by question marks or constant calling without a response is guaranteed to send you to Lonelytown, population 1. Not checking it during the movie for fear you’ll bother people near you or miss something important? Being present while on a date is much more fulfilling than constantly checking for Twitter updates or emails you didn’t really care about anyway.Texting is appropriate when you’re setting the time for your plan, making the plan itself, or even confirming a date the day before.Mastering the art of the perfect text can take some time, but with practice you’ll be on your way.It can also be great in a relationship to send a quick note letting your guy or girl know you’re thinking about them once it’s established that there is mutual interest (provided you aren’t only going into date number two).
Men who pick up the phone to call a girl once in awhile is a !Do Put the Phone Away When you’re on a date, the best thing you could possibly do is put away your phone.Texting, taking phone calls, or instagramming your food are the best ways to ensure your date fails.It’s also easier to hit your partner where it hurts over text, because you’re taking the time to think, write, and rewrite your messages.Always, always, always avoid sending angry text messages.**Both men and women must avoid sending any texts that are longer than one-half inch in length (the length of the top of your thumb).** Don’ts: Both men and women should avoid playing “hard to get,” mostly because it won’t work if you’re interested in dating someone who is emotionally mature.