This does not mean you can now leave your phone sitting out on the table or bar.You should never leave your phone on the table, since not only will you be constantly staring at it, but it ensures that everyone is interrupted not only by the call you are expecting but by your phone's every beep, burp and flicker.If you really must take a call while on a date, it helps to tell your date who the person is before you pick up, like "Oh it's my mom," and then throw in an eye-roll for good measure to show that it's you and your date against this crazy technological world.If you don't think you can tell your date who it is you're about to answer the call of, don't answer it.Can I text and make phone calls during a date without being rude? A date should be about you and the person you're with, trying to get to know one another, enjoying your time together, and most importantly, not worrying about what your friends are doing or who is trying to get in touch with you.If you're on a date with your long-term boyfriend or your husband, my opinion is a little different, especially if you have kids.While I think having chats at the dinner table is still impolite, I do think checking to see who is calling or reading a text is acceptable if you're trying to make plans with other couples or if you're calling to check in with the babysitter, but taking it any further is still a no-no in my book.However, if you're on a blind date and you think there's a chance you'll need to make a quick escape, by all means keep that phone on the table for your "emergency call" from your best friend!
Dates are already stomach churning enough without you acting like a drug dealer who wants to get back together with his ex.If your group is larger than that there's no need to make an announcement about your incoming phone call.Probably no one will notice.) But what if you weren't an important communication, and then you get one that you need to respond to?Compulsive phone checking is a drug dealer mannerism, and drug dealer mannerisms have no place at lunch with your mom, or at the movies with your friends or on a date with a cop.
Put the phone on silent, put it in your pocket, and try not to think about it for one hour.
And this doesn’t mean try to be all secretive about it either, like checking your phone under the table or pulling it halfway out of your pocket.