Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve been a busy bee planning a special evening for your sweetheart, there’s a few things you should think about before pulling that cell phone out of your pocket.
Technology … it’s everywhere. It’s impossible to avoid and the temptation to reply to that new text (which can probably wait) is absolute torture. I mean, there it is. Just sitting there. Mocking you. But being considerate is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your significant other. So, in the spirit of that sensitivity, we offer this list of helpful tips on Valentine’s Day tech etiquette.
Despite what many preach, it is OKAY to show your significant other you care by sharing an appropriate sentiment on social media. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day. We’re talking about a post or two, not a play by play of every second of your relationship.
Know Your Limitations
We’re not saying you need to leave your cell at home. But know your limitations. The cute couple selfie you took to post on Instagram does not give you permission to whip your phone out every 30 seconds. Trust us, Trivia Crack is NOT that important, especially to your Valentine.
Don’t Rush It
If you’re unsure about how serious your current relationship is, Valentine’s Day is not the time to test the waters by changing your Facebook relationship status. First of all, you should be having a discussion with your partner if you feel the need, not digitally jumping in head first and hoping for the best. Secondly, pressuring someone to commit just because it’s a holiday will put you on the fast track to being single.
The perfect way to show someone you care is to show that you really “know” them. Does your significant other complain that you spend too much time staring at your electronic devices? This is the perfect opportunity to prove that you respect their wishes and to give them some extra special attention. Conversely, if it’s your loved one who’s addicted to staring at a screen, make an effort to spend some time replying to their social media posts and show them you are interested in what they have to say. After all, Valentine’s Day tech etiquette is a two way street.
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