THE BLOG 6 Ways Texting Is Ruining Your Dating Life 06/08/2012 10:31 am ET | Updated Aug 08, 2012 Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. Best-selling author and psychotherapist. www.stephaniesarkis.com 6 Ways Texting is Ruining Your Dating Life 6 Ways Texting is Ruining Your Dating Life 1 of 6 You Text During a Date When someone is talking with you, put the phone away. Answering texts while you are on a date is just rude. It gives the message that you don't care about what your date is saying (and it shows a lack of respect). Even if you think that texting during a date is generally accepted behavior, be different than everyone else. Share this slide: Flickr:Robert Bejil Photography For more by Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., click here. For more on emotional intelligence, click here. Follow Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. on Twitter: www.twitter.com/stephaniesarkis More: Relationships What's Next Emotional Intelligence Dating Unplug And Recharge This Blogger's Books and Other Items from... 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals (The New Harbinger Ten Simple Solutions Series) by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (The New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series) by Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD FOLLOW HEALTHY LIVING facebook pinterest GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost Healthy Living HuffPost Healthy Living HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.