I believe using your phone while on a date is impolite. Don’t you just hate it when your date is on the phone and you are trying to have a conversation? A date should be about you and your partner trying to get to know each other, enjoying your time together and least of all, worrying about who is trying to get in touch with you.
If you are on a date and really need to answer the phone, then excuse yourself. Be quick, don’t take too much time on the phone or else it might seem as though you are enjoying the phone conversation far more than the conversation you are having with your date.
However if you are on a date with your long-term boyfriend or husband, my opinion is a bit different especially if you have kids or live together. Well, chatting on the phone while on a date is still rude but I think it is important to check who is calling or texting. It could be an emergency with the kids or your house. But that is just it, check your phone, if it is not important, don’t respond to it.
I know the ladies will agree with me when I say that when on a blind date, it is ok to keep your phone close just in case you need to take an “emergency call” from your best friend. Picking up the phone could be your get away out of a horrible blind date. However think about it, how would you feel if a man did that to you? Created some imaginary phone call just to get out of a date with you? Food for thought. Enjoy your Saturday, from Marilyne. To get a male perspective on this, please see the post by my colleague Mitchell Odhiambo – http://goo.gl/LjLRKG