If you're reading this blog entry on your smartphone, you'd better not be in the middle of a date... not if you want to see the person again, that is.
A survey has found that 46% of people say they’ve been ‘phubbed’ by their partner. Phubbing behaviour ranges from placing their phone where they can see it, glancing at phone and keeping their phone in their hand when they’re together.
Furthermore, 23% of those people feel that phubbing is a cause of conflict in their relationship. And only 32% of those who are regularly phubbed report being satisfied with their relationship.
It seems that paying attention to the person you’re sitting opposite isn’t just about good manners... it’s essential for relationship survival.