While this news shouldn't be alarming, I dug a little deeper and read that last year, the reported on this trend, and there's actually a name for this mobile phone anxiety disorder -- Nomophobia.
According to their survey of mobile's impact on dating and relationships, 50 percent of singles believe they could be addicted to their cell phones.
Fortunately, we live in the fast-paced, mobile age where you can meet anyone, anywhere, just by using your phone.
You see two people out to dinner or maybe sharing a cup of coffee in a neighborhood cafe.
Their cell phones are with them; perhaps on the table, occasionally intruding into the conversation, and eventually disrupting their relationship. We use our phones to stay in touch with friends, colleagues, and family. In this way, cell phones contribute to relationships by allowing people to easily stay in contact with one another. Sometimes people interact with their phones more than their romantic partners.
They are part of modern romantic relationships as well. I’m sure you’ve seen couples in which one partner interacts more with the cell phone than with the person sitting across the table.