Leave it at home
When you go out on a date
Make sure you leave this at home!
The purpose of a first date is very simple – you will get to find out more about each other and see if you are compatible. You will talk during the date and make the other person feel special and important. If you don’t , then it’s extremely unlikely they will ever want to see you again.
I hear of the same complaint time and time again. Everything is going well on the date until someone’s phone comes out. They will then spend the evening constantly texting, checking messages and even going as far as to take calls on it. You wouldn’t do this on a job interview, so why do it hear? The end result is that it makes you look like you can’t be bothered and don’t want to be there. Above all, it’s bad manner and even downright rude. Is this how you want other people to think of you?
A phone on a date can have purpose. Perhaps this could be to check what’s on nearby or to get a map for somewhere you can both visit. Apart from this you really ought to make sure it’s turned off or at least set to silent, then put away in your handbag or pocket.
Don’t let your phone play gooseberry and get in the way of you both having a great date. Ask lots of questions, show an interest and you won’t need to be distracted.
James Preece – The Dating Guru