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.Article originally published by Catholic Match Institute, which provides resources to help single Catholics develop a strong foundation for marriage through advocacy, programs, and scholarships.
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.
There are countless great things cell phones can be used for in daily life.
However, when they intrude into relationships or dating in a way that is hurtful, there is a problem.
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.**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.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.Remember the days when we used to actually call people on the phone to talk? People 14-24 years of age send an average of more than 3,500 texts a month (over 120 a day).