It's common to be with someone who is more preoccupied with his or her phone than an in-person conversation, or takes and uploads photos of everything, but when love is in the air, those habits can be disastrous. AT&T compiled a list of cell phone guidelines for when Cupid is in town:
Do: Send your Valentine an e-card using your smartphone. Free apps, such as Red Stamp, can customize e-cards using photos right from your phone.
Don’t: Don’t send your e-card to the wrong person in your contact list. It could lead to a cupid catastrophe!
Do: It’s OK to send a flirty text under the table to your Valentine.
Don’t: Check your emails and answer text messages to your single friends who aren’t out on a date.
Do: Get your reservation early using an app, such as OpenTable, on your smartphone.
Don’t: Don’t wait until the last minute to get dinner reservations. Set a calendar reminder on your phone and book in advance, even the day before to beat the crowds and have a more memorable evening. That way you won’t end up spending more money on a make-up gift.
Do: Get creative with your Valentine’s gift this year. Use your smartphone to browse online retailers, such as Tiffany & Co., and get a gift that keeps on giving.
Don’t: Be afraid to think big if it’s a special Valentine. Flowers are thoughtful but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Do: Capture those special moments on camera using your smartphone and share with friends and family (IF appropriate).
Don’t: Continuously post photos or status updates to a social network while spending time with your Valentine. Give full attention to your special someone and check your check-ins at the door along with your coat. Better: turn off the phone for the evening!