Dating cell phone etiquette


A married couple has a choice of three types of monograms, traditional, modern and single initial.

(Cue video of girl texting and then falling into a mall fountain. I recognize, however, that not everyone's real calling (bad pun) is to be a switchboard operator or a receptionist. And thank you for the article clippings :)] But really, don't talk for hours and hours because then you will get together and the silence will be deafening and it will be awkward. So leave some salacious tales of failed manicures (please don't actually talk about that) and hilarious UPIs (unidentifiable party injuries) for when you're swapping drinks and spit.

To ensure you the best chance of standing apart from the crowd, regardless of your bank account or the car you drive, following up after a nice date with “I’ll shoot you a text or something” is not the most romantic thing we’ve heard.

If we are interested, “I’ll give you a call” and actually doing it jets you to the top of the list in our book.

For example, "If I have to answer my phone -- understand that so-and-so is in the hospital and I'm expecting a call..." or "My friend X may call with news about something something...." Normal phone calls -- this friend or that --- need not be answered.

They can leave a message, and you can excuse yourself to the restroom and chec the message to see if it ws important.

There is nothing more off-putting than someone who starts yammering on the cell phone right next to you when you are supposed to be enjoying some time together.

It's happened to me a couple of times, and it bugs the sh! I mean -- if you're that bored with me that you need to chat on the phone about something that could wait, then let's just part company now and I won't waste my time or money.

In my opinion, the cell phone should almost never be used or answered on a date.

If there is some family emergency or issue that requires use of the phone, there are reasonable exception, however, the need should explained upfront.

For almost all meals, if you are wondering what utensil to use, start from the outside and work your way in.

So, if you are served a salad first, use the fork set to the far left of your plate.

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