This is your final warning.
I’m kind of a creepy person.
When I’m out and about, I have a tendency to people watch, sometimes to a point where I’m asked if I “have a problem.” Most of the things I see are normal and happy, but far too often I witness a man staring at his phone and blatantly ignoring his girlfriend/wife/chick he just met on Tinder.
No matter how far along you are in a relationship, there is no excuse for a lack of attention.
It doesn’t matter if your favorite team just scored a point with a ball or if your bro just sent you the FUNNIEST Donald Trump meme, put. that. shit. down.
It’s one thing if your boss is blowing up your phone or you want to show your girlfriend this funny picture your saw. But I see more idiot guys scrolling endlessly through Instagram and ignoring the beautiful woman sitting across the table.
At first, she might tolerate it, consider it an isolated incident or maybe a bump in the road. She might even pretend to be on her phone too, but I promise you nine out of 10 ten times she’s wondering what she could do to change it.
Not only is ignoring her rude, but eventually she stops trying to get your attention.
So while you’re thinking you’ve made it past the part of “putting in any amount of effort” into your relationship, remember this: when you ignore her, you’re essentially teaching her how to live without you.
Time to put down the phone, and connect. Whatever is going on behind that screen is probably not as important as what’s going on right in front of you.
Emily Blackwood: Citing Sources: [http://www.yourtango.com/2016288440/ignoring-her-teaching-her-live-without-relationship]: [May 19, 2016]