Girl, put your phone away! Dude, we totally get it–it’s sort of like a defense mechanism when situations get awkward or quiet. But the point of a first date is to get to know someone new, and you can’t do that if you’re texting your BFF every two minutes with a play-by-play of your night.
What to do if he’s glued to his celly? Shoot him a text of your own: “Hey, I’m right here!” It’s lighthearted but will get your point across. To make sure he knows you’re not getting pissed or territorial, you may want to toss in a winky face–digital or real, up to you!