I went on a date with my boyfriend to the Cheesecake Factory. It was so much fun and I loved being able to spend time with him. We talked; enjoying our time and food.
The couple that was sitting at the next table over was about to leave, when the woman stopped and looked at us. Then she said “Are you two on a date?” and my boyfriend responded with “Yes.” The woman then continued and said she loved how we weren’t glued to our phones and spent time together.
I was a little surprised by this because I found it normal to put phones away (unless taking pictures) while spending time with someone. When you see people in public, you often see them with a phone in their hand. Disconnecting is actually a very freeing idea.
Cabelas has a disconnect campaign. The video previously linked really gets the idea across. If you watch it, make sure you watch the whole thing. You don’t have to go camping to disconnect. Do a craft. Read. Play a board game. You never know what you may be missing when looking at your phone.
Do you think people should put their phones away when spending time with someone? How often do you disconnect?