Phubbing—the act of phone snubbing—has been proven to have a devastating affect on relationships, and both men and women can be guilty of it. ,” but it’s actually a very sweet tradition we’ve let fall by the wayside.Back in the day, you had the stereotype on a husband constantly buried in a newspaper, but even a paper doesn’t offer an unlimited number of hours to ignore your partner. No one expects you to be as pumped about seeing your partner as your dog is when you’ve been out of the room for more than 10 minutes, but a little enthusiasm really helps to keep the magic of a relationship alive, not to mention it gives both of you something to look forward to when you’re apart.There are a lot of ways in which relationship dynamics have changed for the better in the last few decades.
There’s been a lot written about the demise of the family meal in the last few years.
And while many believe that the concept of sitting down to chat and have a home-cooked meal together is archaic, a 2015 study found that doing something as simple as eating a meal together has been proven to boost intimacy and understanding between couples. Experts emphasize that “quality time” has to be a positive, shared experience, like going for a walk in the park, or having a picnic, or even checking out a new exhibition at a museum and exchanging your thoughts.
With everyone buried in their phones, there isn’t a whole lot of opportunity to do the romantic thing that always happens in old movies, when two people gaze at one another from across a table.
Which is too bad, because science has shown that prolonged eye-gazing can do a lot to fan the flames of attraction and love.
A lot of my female friends bemoan the fact that chivalry is kind of dead, and men no longer bring flowers to dates, or open the door, or pull out a chair for their lady.