How many times have you been on a date with either you or the person you’re out with not letting their phone out of their sight? I know, it’s something that you don’t even think about because you naturally think it’s not a big deal, but it might be having a negative impact on your hookup opportunities.
What Is Phubbing and Why You Should Avoid It
Okay, there’s a term for those that can’t stop checking their smartphone while on a hot date. I’m not sure if it’s officially a term or not but the people at Yahoo Health call it, “Phubbing.” The term was formed by combining phone and snubbing. Basically, it’s used to describe a person that pays more attention to their phone versus focusing on individuals that are currently in front of them.
Although studies have been done revealing that when a person focuses more on sending texts or reading emails on their smartphone versus focusing on the person in front of them, the person can become depressed or feel somewhat dissatisfied.
According to a study conducted on 450 adults, Refinery29 states that phubbing has been the cause of relationship issues in 29% of the study.
Does phubbing decrease chances of getting laid?
Absolutely! If you’re on a date in which you’re meeting someone for the first time, I’d suggest you not think about even looking at your phone until you get your date back to your place to hook up with. I don’t care if you’re using a typical adult dating site or an expensive matchmaking service. This is the one case in which I recommend that you not pull out! If you pull it out too early this may completely destroy your chances of getting laid. If you don’t believe me, just give it a try. Once your date gets there, put your ringer on silent, put it out of sight and tell me if that makes for a better experience for all. I’m pretty positive that it will!