Dating and Relationship Phone Etiquette (7 Habits People Should try to Avoid!)

Susan McCord
6 min readJan 26, 2021

Dating and Relationship Phone Etiquette (7 Habits People Should Try to Avoid!)

Today I discuss this controversial issue that has many people questioning their dating and relationship communication skills. Please watch the video below and read this post to see what you can do to step up your texting and phone etiquette!

Here are 7 Phone Habits People Should Try to Avoid:

1. Putting your phone face down

If you are worried about your date or your partner seeing what is lighting up your phone, then put it away. If you are in a committed relationship, nothing screams “ secrets” as much as this action does.

If you think this is a polite way of giving them your full attention you are wrong. Making them feel important would mean not having your phone anywhere in the vicinity of your conversation. You should be able to put your phone away for an hour coffee date!

If you are expecting a really important call from work or a family member, tell them this right away when you first meet up with them. Then at least they know there is a valid reason as to why you may have to occasionally look at your phone.

2. Your partner is glued to their phone and never leaves it unattended

This is another big red flag that makes couples feel insecure in their partnership. “What are they hiding and what are they afraid that I may see?” Whenever they leave the room their phone is always with them and they are vague about who they are talking to or texting.

Put the shoe on the other foot. Wouldn’t you question this if your partner did this to you?

“At our home, my husband and I both have our phones face up and we do not take them with us whenever we leave the room. We also mute most of the app notifications so we don’t have to listen to pings and chimes all night! We also know each other’s passwords, much to some people’s disagreement I’m sure! We trust each other completely because of our openness and both of us wanting to have a reciprocated

Susan McCord

Susan McCord (Dear Sybersue) Helps Men & Women Find Love! She is a Certified Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Advice Columnist.