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Sadly, "dinner etiquette" is seeming more and more like a concept no longer practiced. Look around at kids and teenagers in restaurants, it's terrifying that the parents allow (and often join in!) this type of behavior.

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My parents literally take my phone away at dinner. I personally like it. And when I'm out with friends, we all put our phones on the table and whoever checks their phone first pays the bill. If not, we all equally split it.

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I agree. People are really rude when it comes to messages and calls at dinner. You are on a date. Perhaps you don't like him enough to give him your attention. Unless it's a fire at your house or something stay off the phone. How would you feel if he was doing that to you.

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YDI, I'm sorry honey, but before me and my husband got married, and even now that we are, I always checked us in and put my phone away. "Why check in? Why even use a phone when you're out?" Well I would check in twice and here are the reasons. The first check in was with my parents to say we arrived safe. The second was on facebook, I would put my status as "With my mister for a private night out at (incert date activity here)." I had to let my parents know, or they would cal

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I have a friend, similar to this 'Jill' girl, who is constantly on his phone. He tried to date me awhile back. He was chatting with people on FB. I even logged in to see what he was doing on his page that was so important. He checked in and then was rating my outfit with his stupid friends. So I commented on the status, then walked out of the restaurant. He was not happy, since I was the one driving. I figured all the people he was talking to had nothing better to do than pick his happy ass up

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OP, you totally missed out on a real life face to face conversation and connection to have a virtual one. That's just sad. Why do people even go out with their friends when they are all in their own little world on their phones?!? Just stay home if that's all you want to do when there are real people in front of you and an entire real world happening! You totally deserve what you got OP and you're lucky he was nice enough to stick around for the entire dinner! He should of walked out on you and

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Holy fuck, a level headed comment on FML. That's impressive! I agree - she should give him an apology. Being on your phone on a date is rude, but it doesn't make you Hitler.

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You seem to like your phone a hell of a lot more. How awkward for him to sit there and wait for you to get off the phone the entire date. I'm glad he didn't pay for your meal, I wouldn't either. YDI

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You shoulda declined the date to begin with and explained to him that he would just be wasting his time because you are a rude, selfish bitch and wouldn't pay him any attention, then he wouldn't have wasted his time with you when he could have taken out someone a hell of a lot more engaging!

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True, #84. But then again, if she really had some important update that she needed to check constantly, she could've easily postponed the date to another time where she wouldn't need to use her phone so much.

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*twitter*-"OMG! im on a date with such an amazing guy" *Facebook*-"I'm at this incredible restaurant with this supper cute guy! I like him SO much!" *Instagram*-"heres a picture of my food.." *fml*-"where did he go?"

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The fact that she guessed she was on her phone takes would mean she didn't realize just how much she was on it. Anyone with a family emergency knows they are on the phone.

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Sometimes people who do this think it's perfectly acceptable, they probably regularly interact with people who act the same way and don't understand why it would be thought of as rude.

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