I am always surprised to find that many people seem oblivious to the fact that it is rude to be on a cell phone during a date. I cannot emphasize this enough—it is very bad form to spend your date staring at your cell phone screen instead of paying attention to whomever you are with.
Follow these three rules to keep your dating etiquette in check:
- Turn your phone on silent, and keep it in your pocket or purse. It is never acceptable to keep it on the dinner table.
- If you are expecting an urgent or otherwise very important phone call, tell your date up front so that he or she doesn’t take it personally.
- If you feel an overwhelming urge to text, tweet, Facebook, Instagram, etc., excuse yourself to the restroom.