There are some restaurants that ask their patrons to lock up their smart phones and tablets so they can enjoy the dining experience. Imagine sitting down and looking at one another and actually communicating! If you ever go out at night, look around and see how many couples are sitting together talking and how many are busy checking their devices.
It’s kind of sad, actually, because some people can not see how disconnected they are from people right next to them. It is even worse when you are on a date and the person can’t put their electronic device away and focus on you.
A friend of mine runs a business so he has two phones and a tablet around him. He thinks that he is able to multitask but his date thinks he is rude. He expects her to understand and says he is communicating with her even though he has his phones out on the table. Communication is not the same is connection. It is hard to connect to someone who is distracted.
Do you ever have a problem with phones on a date? When you are on a date with someone, I don’t think that is time to check text messages, emails, or Facebook. Why do so many people feel the urge to do this on a date? Does it mean they are bored?
Would you ask someone to put their device away on a date?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta