STAGE 1: You watch the same show together and each pay attention, even if one of you has to pretend to like the show more than they actually do.

Stages of Watching TV in a Relationship

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STAGE 2: You watch the same show together, but ONE of you is on their phone a little more than they probably should be, and the other one is a LITTLE peeved about it.

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STAGE 3: Both of you are on your phone and not paying attention to the show, but you both PRETEND to be paying attention.

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STAGE 4: The TV is on, and both of you are doing completely unrelated things.

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