Mobile devices make us far more susceptible to distraction from our partners—it’s hard to simply be present when there’s a beep, buzz, flash, or ding-a-ling every other minute!

But technology doesn’t have to detract from intimacy. How about using Outlook to invite your beau to a romantic dinner? Overall, the key is moderation: somewhere in between being on your phone all the time and tossing it in the trash. Try imposing tech-free zones, cutting down on multitasking, carving out daily times for you and your partner to disconnect, and work out disagreements in person—not with texts!

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