Dating expert and CEO of Dating with Dignity, Marni Battista, shares some basic tips for cell phone use while dating — simple, but so important!
While the cell phone has become the perfect tool for some in today’s modern dating world, it’s become the worst of enemies for others.
If you find that starting to happen, just call the person and have a real conversation about the problem.
**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.
Look, everyone knows that most people in 2013 keep their phones close.
What’s a person to do without knowing the proper cell phone etiquette for dating?!
For starters, here’s a list of dos and don’ts to make sure you don’t cause him/her to run for the hills or, worse yet, never even get a chance to know how fabulous you truly are. ” text once you’re past the early stages of dating is always nice.
If you don’t know someone at a Bible study, a meeting, or a party, it’s easy to curl up in a corner and just scroll through Facebook for two hours without going out of your way to meet someone.
Instead of breaking into a conversation and making friends, too many choose to stay on the outside and self-medicate on their phones.
Today, you can ask someone out, break up, break up again, argue for three hours, all via text messages. We used to have a Walkman, a video camera, a regular camera, a huge flashlight and a computer, but now, they’re all in one small cell phone. With that being said, cell phones can and are stunting many people’s social skills, conversational skills, and especially their dating lives.
We all have been guilty of relying on cell phones as a security blanket or a friend, but they shouldn’t hold us back from developing real relationships.
I’m sure there are many more ideas others can add below, but here are a few suggestions I came up with to help foster relationships rather than stunt them: 1.