3 Ways Smartphones Can Ruin Your Valentine’s Day
Technology has been proven to make our lives easier and more comfortable. When it comes to relationships, it has also connected more people than ever. However, it’s not all roses as it can also backfire and can cost you, especially this Valentine’s Day.
1. Spending too much time on your smartphone during a date.
Our mobile devices, like the smartphone, help us get in touch with people that matter. However, it is also effective in stealing our attention. It’s saddening to see couples or friends get together like in a restaurant or a coffee shop yet they’re too busy interacting with their gadgets. It’s normal to check it a few seconds every now and then but if you’re doing it too much and no longer paying attention to your date, it might offend him/her which can ruin your V-day celebration. You can catch that Pokemon later.
2. Taking too many selfies or photos of food.
Two of the most common uses of a smartphone camera are selfies and food photography. Yes, it’s normal, but then again, if you’re doing it too much, you might just end up annoying your date (unless the two of you are really into it, by all means, carry on). To be on the safe side, a few snaps should be good, then go back to enjoying your meal and company. Moderation is the key.
3. Documenting everything on social media.
Yes, you’re going out on a date (post selfie). You’re with Mr. Handsome or Ms. Pretty (post photo here) and he/she brought you a gift (post photo here). You had a five-course meal (post photo here) then spent the rest of the night over an overpriced latte (post photo here). He/she said he/she had a good time and would like to do it again (insert status here). He/she said “I like you.”, but he/she said “Same here! We can be best friends.” (insert hugot status here).
We’re all going through something, but you don’t have to post everything on social media. Your date might not appreciate it as well when he/she finds out later on.
And that sums it up. Smartphones, as tools for communication, are here to stay. Just be careful not to let it affect your relationships or ruin your Valentine’s Day.