MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Smartphones are changing the way people date. USA Today just looked at a new survey of about 1,500 daters.

Some of the questions addressed the following: Do you check you phone during a date? How soon must you reply to a text? Should a friend call or text you to see how the date is going?

What this found was that hearing someone’s voice is still a key element for a relationship, but that people prefer text messages for breaking the ice and keeping in contact because it feels safer.

There’s also an element of etiquette involved when it comes to checking your cell phone while you’re out on a date, like how often it is appropriate to look at your phone, respond to text messages or even answer a call if you have to take it.


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