Dear MISSter Simms,
What is wrong with my boyfriend? Every time we go out he feels the need to talk on his cell or text people. He can’t even be bothered to put down his phone while he’s driving with me in the car. Besides being incredibly dangerous, it’s also rude. There was one time recently where we were on a date, and he took out his phone to surf the internet. I called him out on it as I usually do, and he had the nerve to tell me that he was doing it because he was bored. Other than that, he’s a pretty good guy. Am I overreacting? Or is my boyfriend seriously disrespecting me with his cell phone habits?
Me or the Phone
No, you’re not overreacting. Your boyfriend is being a reaaaaaal a-hole. Nothing grinds my gears more than being out with someone and they spend the whole time yappin away on their phone or messaging back and forth with everyone in their address book. If you were out with a bunch of people then it’s a tiny bit more palatable, but if you’re out on a date? Oh heeeeeeeeell nah. That’s when he’s supposed to put at least, like….90% of his attention towards you. And the fact that he can’t seem to do that says a lot about his feelings for you.
Here’s what you need to do. Next time something like that goes down, tell him about it (again). Just bring it up nicely so as not to start an argument. After you’ve laid bare your feelings on the matter, peep his answer. If it’s something like, “Oh well,” or, “Sorry, but…” then you know it’s time to drop him like an ugly baby. Why waste more of your time at that point? I don’t believe in ultimatums, but I do believe boos should at least come before cell phones.
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