One of the best dates I have ever went on was with a guy who I felt was 100% present with me. We didn't do anything special or go anywhere unique. We sat at a restaurant and talked. The food wasn't even that good. What I do remember from that night was that I felt that he was completely in the moment with me. He never checked his phone. He looked me in the eye. He responded to what I was saying and wasn't just trying to make a point. He was so in tuned to me that it almost made me uncomfortable. I am not used to that sort of attention. People are usually in their phones or waiting to say their next sentence.
I am guilty of this too. I hold onto my phone like it carry's all of the secrets of the world. I know I have been physically, but not mentally present with a person that I was sitting across from. I do not want to be that person anymore. I know how it felt for someone to be 100% present for me and I want to be that way for others.