I was walking with my girlfriend one cold Fall night and I reached into her coat pocket to hold her hand only to find that there was only enough space for one hand and her cell phone.
We awkwardly tried to hold hands in the warmth of her coat pocket with the phone between our hands before we decided to do the right thing and move the phone to her other pocket before we continued holding hands.
We both laughed about it but this isn’t the first time that tech has come up in our conversations when we’re going out.
As a couple when we’re out on dates, we notice over and over again couples that are both sitting there on their phones ignoring each other.
Maybe these people have been together all day and are sick of each other. Maybe they’re too afraid or embarassed to confront the person in front of them so they’re hiding behind their phones.
Given, we don’t know anything about these people or even if they’re couples. We just assume that they are. We don’t know their story or why they’re on their phones. It could be something important, but it brings up a bigger question.
When is it appropriate to be on your phone when you’re out with your significant other?
My girlfriend would say, “It’s never an appropriate time to be on your phone when you’re on a date with me.” And I would say, “It depends on the situation.”
When does the tech between us become too much?
Thanks for reading,
Jack The Dreamer, over and out!