If you check your phone you are clearly saying that your phone is more important than the person sitting opposite you. We all like the sound of our own voice but when you are getting to know someone and the relationship is in it’s raw phase then quieten and take in what has been said.
Speak less and show your interest by listening more.
There will be plenty of time for them get to know you, just wait your turn and reveal more about you when the time calls for it.
If you’re meeting for the first time it’s likely you’ll find out a lot about your date that you never knew.
You’ll have left them in the restaurant or bar looking at their watch feeling self-conscious about everyone watching them sitting there alone. Your date does not, I repeat NOT want to hear all about you.
Imagine that for every minute you are delayed your date will be thinking about how the possibility of them being stood up.No one is perfect and no one is looking for Mr or Mrs perfect. The more you look away when you are speaking the more dishonest you will seem.