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By Deana Meccariello for Cupid's Pulse
Have you ever felt like you had to send your date an email or text across the dinner table just to get his attention? In the age of technology, sometimes a smart phone can be more threatening to your relationship than another woman. With communication so readily at your fingertips, these days it's hard for some people to interact on a deeper level. Between checking emails, staying updated on everybody's status on Facebook and Twitter, and "checking in" with Foursquare, a real conversation can be hard to come by. Here are five ways to get him to put down the iPhone and pay attention to you:
1. Practice what you preach: Put your own cellular device away. How can you get mad at your date if you indulge in the same bad behavior as he does? Quit constantly glancing at your phone. It makes you look anxious, like you have somewhere else to be or are waiting for a message from somebody. Also, don't text. This may be the most annoying thing a person can do on a date. It tells your date that he does not have your full attention. Your top priority should be the person across the table from you. And above all, don't take a call. We understand that emergencies happen; however, unless it is a loved one, let it go to voicemail.
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