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He loves his phone more than me?

(22 Posts)
MaryWants2getMarried Sun 21-Oct-12 20:53:59

My partner got himself a new shiny phone couple of months ago and since then he's absolutely addicted to it. Networking and all that... Is it just me...?! I find it incredibly rude when a grown up man is obsessed with using his phone like a teenager. I'm in the same room as him, expecting some sort of conversation, yet he's probably googling pictures of funny cats. Seriously... 'Rant over'

Numberlock Sun 21-Oct-12 20:55:49

My first thought when someone is suddenly glued to their phone is always suspicious I'm afraid. Think I've spent too much time on MN...

tiredofwaitingforitalltochange Sun 21-Oct-12 20:57:57

Haha yes me too. Is he just playing with when you are there because he's got a new toy and he's enjoying it, or is it glued to him and he won't leave it lying around?

MaryWants2getMarried Sun 21-Oct-12 21:01:23

I don't think it's that. I trust him not to do anything like that (porn probably yes, but nothing more).

CogitoErgoSometimes Sun 21-Oct-12 21:05:44

Funny cats and porn? (Resists temptation to make a pussy joke... fails) Sounds like you've got a real winner on your hands there OP... hmm

MaryWants2getMarried Sun 21-Oct-12 21:07:10

I understand the fascination with technology as I've got a new phone myself with unlimited internet and am constantly on eBay or here... But not when I'm in the company of other people! I have mentioned it to him before but he doesn't get it. I should probably add that I have pmt and I could easily kill man or animal grin

MaryWants2getMarried Sun 21-Oct-12 21:08:14

Cogito, yes, this treasure is mine grin

skyebluezombie Sun 21-Oct-12 21:20:01

My STBXH was the same when he first got his iphone. he couldnt put it down and was always looking at facebook etc on it, setting up emails, checking it every 5 mins, downloading music onto it. We couldnt get through a meal without him checking it.

Sadly later on when he was obsessed with it again, WAS down to OW, but that was 4 months later....

Horopu Sun 21-Oct-12 21:20:49

Inspired by this thread I have googled funny cat picture: fair play to your DP, there are some hilarious pictures out there.

MaryWants2getMarried Sun 21-Oct-12 21:47:06

Trying my best not to get paranoid. If its going to happen, it's going to happen.

dearprudence Sun 21-Oct-12 21:51:23

I'm with Horopu. Once you start with the funny cats there's no turning back.

this one, for example

angelpinkcar Sun 21-Oct-12 21:52:06

Umm yes shall we go there with I phones glued to your DH hand, its not a good thing and I would accidently break it by mashing it on the floor and losing the insurance details or losing it down the toilet, they are hideous devils work.

DreamStory Sun 21-Oct-12 21:52:53

Hilarious cat pictures = a whole world of entertainment I never knew existed.

At least your dh has a sense of humour, op.

angelpinkcar Sun 21-Oct-12 21:53:20

sorry its not street talk I meant smashing it. have had a few vino calypsos this evenign waiting for TOWIE.

itsthequietones Sun 21-Oct-12 21:54:19

I caught my dp on facebook the other day looking at funny cat pictures smile

angelpinkcar Sun 21-Oct-12 21:55:44


Pourquoimoi Sun 21-Oct-12 22:01:06

Oops, I wonder if DH could say the same about me? grin

I love my phone, but have never ever strayed or been tempted. Don't assume the worst unless he suddenly becomes secretive about it.

RobynRidingHood Sun 21-Oct-12 22:10:21

Yes, men glued to phones is so suspicious, especially when their partners are glued to MN .... oh the irony

Numberlock Sun 21-Oct-12 22:17:03

The OP did say she didn't do go on her phone in the presence of other people though.

ChasedByBees Sun 21-Oct-12 22:25:26

My phone is pretty much permanently attached to me. I Facebook, MN, read the guardian and occasionally look at funny cat pictures.

Not all phone addicts are looking at porn or having an affair! I feel bad as I'm always on my phone. Luckily DH has an iPhone too. Just tell him you need some phone free time, they can be quite engrossing.

GwendolineScaryLacey Sun 21-Oct-12 22:30:39

My phone is attached to me too, I upgraded last week and Vodafone nearly had to get out a scalpel to separate me from my old one. It is in my hand or by my side constantly and I am the last person to have an affair or look at porn couldn't be arsed

I'm not saying it's an ideal way to be but it's not in the same league as being a cheating louse.

Opentooffers Sun 21-Oct-12 23:28:51

Lets not panic the OP. My mum moaned the other day that my Dad has got a new phone. "That's xmas dinner buggered then", I said. Definitely not due to affairs, I just know what a phone bore he can be and what this means - endless dull trivia about it and annoying tunes throughout dinner. Till SIL confiscates it, she's got balls lol.

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