What is "phubbing"?



What is phubbing

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  • "Phubbing" is a new term on the rise that describes an irritating relationship habit in our digital culture.
  • "Phubbing" is when your partner is distracted on their phone and completely ignores you.
  • Studies have shown that many people are not only guilty of the behavior, but have fought with their partners over it.

In the digital age, we have a lot of terms for bad relationship behavior. There's ghosting, haunting, and benching or breadcrumbing, just to name a few. Thanks to our iPhones and social media, it's become easier and easier to weave in and out of one someone's life on a whim.

Phones also offer a way to drive them crazy when you're together. Witness the rise in a new kind of dating conflict: the kind that happens when a date or significant other can't seem to tear their eyes away from the screen. Naturally, there's a cutesy name for that too. Enter "phubbing", a combination of the words "phone" and "snubbing." It's what your date is doing when they're more interested in checking their fantasy football score than listening to your story, or when your partner would rather scroll endlessly through Twitter than spend time with you. It's frustrating, and might make you want to scream: "Just put your phone down already!"

If you've ever experienced that level of iPhone-induced anger, you're definitely not alone. Researchers at recently polled 143 people in romantic relationships and found that 46 percent of them reported experiencing phubbing, while 22 of those who did also reported fighting as a result. This isn't a huge study, but it definitely checks out with our personal experiences. And, TBH, the results aren't surprising considering how often people check their phones. Recent findings from analytics firm Flurry showed the average American spends an average offive hourson their phone per day — half of which is reportedly spent on social media.

While our phones are sources of entertainment, information, and connection with friends, phone use shouldn't damage our IRL relationships. So next time you're on a date or having a night in with your partner, consider putting your phone away. Your fantasy football stats or Instagram notifications won't care if you ignore them for the evening, but the person you're with probably will.






Video: ‘Phubbing’ Is Hurting Your Relationships: Here’s What It Is | TIME

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Date: 18.12.2018, 22:15 / Views: 72561