To smartphone or not to smartphone - for dating...
found this very interesting as one considers how/if to integrate digital mobile devices into a relationship:
Tiptoeing With Tech: Devices And Relationships
And that's just one of the rules Hughes has in her personal code of conduct for dates. Some others include:
? No heavy texting.
? No blinking BlackBerrys at the bar.
? And no digital date-making.
Anushay Hossain fell for her fiance, Shayan Pahlevani, just as he fell for his iPhone last year. She lives in Arlington, Va., and Pahlevani lives in nearby Washington, D.C. There's been an accepted menage-a-tweet since then.
"The iPhone has been this presence in our relationship," Hossain says. "And at the beginning of our relationship, he was on that iPhone like it was his job. I always used to joke, and I still say, that his iPhone ... is the third person in our relationship."
For Greeley, who lives in Annapolis, Md., the relationships came first ? and then came the hand-held gadget. He's smart enough to recognize that you can't split your loyalty.
"You're either cheating on work, or you're cheating on your spouse, or you're cheating on home, or you're cheating on your kids," Greeley says.
Personally, I keep my phone on silent or vibrate - only using it to support the date using ChaCha, Google SMS, or my phone's calender, or take an urgent call, etc.
So Buzztown - what situations have you been in where a mobile device helped or hindered?
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