Can’t help keeping yourself glued to your smartphone while your partner craves for some unadulterated attention? Change your habits before you end up ruining romance. Obsession with smartphones and receiving calls constantly during a romantic meal can cause a lot of annoyance to your partner. But that’s a lesson not many have learnt.
A survey says that half of the Britons chat to about 10 other people via Facebook or Twitter even during a meal with partner. 53% said they used their smartphones during a cosy dinner with their other half. It was also found that 66% cannot resist checking their Facebook accounts for updates during a dinner. The poll also found a third admitting being so addicted to Twitter that they will even check the site throughout the evening. Amazingly, 20% of the Britons say they would even use social networking sites during a first date.
The survey also found women more likely than men to use phone during meals. But, they also became more frustrated if their partner ignored them to use Facebook or Twitter. Closer home, the scene is no different. “I get put off when my boyfriend keeps updating a status, or checking out what his friends are up to. I would rather have him simply switch off his phone,” says 23-year-old student Dia Rohatgi. Experts too agree that letting your phone come between you and your friend is not wise. “Your partner may start doubting your degree of interest in him/her if you don’t keep your hands off your phone during a meal,” says relationship expert Jai Madan.
(with inputs from IANS)