Not to be a total Debbie Downer with this week's Tech Dating 101 topic, but there are many people who wish they could pull a hocus pocus move and make their significant other's cell phone magically disappear. Sound familiar?
The worst is when you're trying to enjoy a romantic moment — maybe while watching a sunset, or sitting under the stars — and wham! buddy pulls out his phone, or in my case, the attention-grabbing iPhone 3GS. And at that very instant, the romantic moment fizzles, and you're left wondering if this guy would rather play with an app than be with you.
Along the same lines as the gadgets in the bedroom post, I definitely think there's a time and place for gadget use. If you're just dating or starting out as a new couple, you should get the message across without sounding like the gadget police. Maybe tell them that you were really looking forward to spending time together, and it's good to be away from gadgets and distractions. . . nudge nudge, hint hint.
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If the guy you're dating continues to ignore the fact that his cell phone obsession is bothering you, I'd be persistent about trying to get the point across, and if he is still glued to his cell phone during dates, kick this guy to the curb.
Now if you're in a serious relationship and he's reverted back to his ways because he thinks the honeymoon phase is over, address the situation as soon as his attention strays. And maybe on really romantic outings, suggest that he leave his cell phone at home!