Well, I admit the title was a bit of a hyperbole, but the message should be clear – if you want that girl (who by the way is tired of being with constant mobile checking sissies) you need to alpha up and throw your smartphones in the air… like you don’t care. Or something along those metaphorical lines showing her you don’t give a flying fish about anyone else apart from present company.

There are several reasons why you shouldn’t parade your ability to check your social media, messages, emails every minute. First, unbeknownst to you, you appear insecure, anxious, fragile and a whole host of undesirable things all at once. Second, you break eye contact with the woman you’re trying to serenade. And the final nail in your dating game’s resting coffin, you appear distinctly disinterested.

Let’s tackle the first problem, which is really important because it actually stifles your growth as a person and goes against the very tenet of being a desirable man. Anxiety is a problem that unfortunately is pretty relevant in our time.

One reason enough isn’t being done is the fact that a lot of people don’t seem to acknowledge it as an epidemic to start with. Asking people who have anxiety to “feel more confident” or “get out there” is about as useful as a Band-Aid on a third-degree burn.

While technology is critical to making the current ecosphere work, we need to curtail its misuse and make sure that it isn’t the center of our lives. An average person checks their phone close to 150 times a day. 9 out of every 10 people would actually panic if their battery fell below 20%. Half the people surveyed feel “uncomfortable” when they don’t have access to social media.

Furthermore, if you are constantly on your smartphone, productivity takes a huge nosedive. Which means you will never get the job you’ve always wanted. WHICH means instead of taking your date to that exotic, French place at the Cul-de-sac by the beach, you’ll end up with soggy fries and bad tasting ketchup. The fears are real.

These numbers need to come down. There are several apps out there that can help you with this on Android and iOS. This anxiety infographic by Nootrina below shows how many people suffer from anxiety. You need to practice weaning off your smartphones and find the confident, and affable person you always were.

 

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