Why Do Girls Text on a Date? It’s so Rude!

Ronnie, 24 from Vancouver asks: Lava365 Ask the Expert

Honestly, what’s the obsession with girls who text on the phone while on a date? I took a girl out with some buddies of mine to a fun bar and she stayed glued to her cell phone. Barely looked up and everyone thought she was really rude.


Hey Ronnie,

First of all, let me say she is rude for being glued to her cell phone while there’s company around. There’s really no excuse for that. But I think there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Often, women will be use their phone when they are bored. So it begs the question of whether or not you were paying attention to her and engaging her enough. If not, she’s going to look elsewhere for entertainment  — and typically it will be through her 796 friends on Facebook.

If that’s not the case, then it’s important for you to set expectations — not just for yourself but the people around you. If you go out with her again and catch her on the phone, politely tell her, “when you’re out with me, unless it’s an emergency, don’t glue yourself to the phone. We have friends here and you’re being rude.” Then, gesture for her to join you. How she responds will ultimately determine whether or not you should continue to date her.

The lesson here is to set reasonable standards and make sure the people in your life meet them or don’t have them around at all. You deserve better than that.

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