Bottom line: That behavior is narcissistic and rude.
Fine, you may not like that individual, but you don’t need to smear it in their face by showing them that your phone is more interesting than they are.
If you realize that the person you’re out with is not someone you want to be with in the future, you may be tempted to pass the time by checking your phone or sending a quick text.Typically, I’m not someone who thinks a lot about etiquette.For instance, you’ll never find me reading a copy of Emily Post’s famous book.Your date will actually be pleasantly surprised that you ask for permission, and anyone you date will feel good that you thought about their feelings to ask in the first place. These days, if you’re like a lot of people, you use your phone as a watch.I regularly check my phone not to see who called or texted, but to see what time it is.
Be nice to others, and others will return the favor to you.