• Phubbing

Is phubbing the reason you're single?

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.

Experts say that 'phubbing', a portmanteau of the words ‘phone’ and ‘snubbing’, which means the act of ignoring someone by paying closer attention to your phone than to them, is a surefire way to destroy a fledging or established relationship.

If you’ve ever been irritated beyond all belief when someone picks up their phone and starts texting when you’re in the middle of telling a story, know that you are not alone.

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. 

Image: Facebook.com/stop.phubbing


Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.