Phubbing is another term for phone snubbing. It’s an abbreviated hybrid of the words “phone” and “snubbing.” Basically, it’s a catchall term for when you pay attention to your phone instead of the person you’re with, so rude.
No social media is more important than the person in front of you. It’s like holding a newspaper in front of your partner, or friend. For the person being snubbed it feels like their presence does not matter and what’s on your phone is more important.
Ira Israel, a counselor and psychotherapist, says that neglecting personal time to scan your Instagram or Twitter is equivalent to emotional infidelity. That may sound like an exaggeration, but she explains that the split-screen attention span over time can eventually destroy a relationship. “The beeps and buzzes are highly addictive and whittle away at our abilities to concentrate on any one thing, even making love.”
Plus, it ruins sex for everyone. If you ever needed a reason to put your phone down, please let it be the fact that it is messing with your ability to get laid.