When you spend time with your romantic partner, are you actually making your relationship better? Or are you just near each other?
In an effort to stay connected normally the mere act of closeness would help create that connection. However, they are now finding what is potentially inhibiting our advancement into that connection is: our phones.
Sure we use them to send messages to people everywhere but when we actually are together it is the attention we give to the phone that is blocking intimacy.
Happily, there's a simple solution: put your phones away completely! Put it out of sight. This will set yourself up for more meaningful interpersonal connections.