#1: “What can I do about loud and obnoxious cell phone users?” New York Times etiquette columnist Philip Galanes says that unless the person is chatting during church, it’s pretty much a “grin and bear it” situation. The other exception is a public venue, like a theater. In that case, your best and safest bet is to notify the manager.
Next: “What’s the rule on asking someone out with a text message?” The Emily Post Institute says that first dates should never be made via text. Only in person or over the phone.
Another information age etiquette question: “I met someone on a dating site and I’m not interested, but they won’t give up. What should I do?” Michael Lasky is the author of Online Dating for Dummies. He says that a lot of people are tempted to ignore persistent online suitors, but your best option is to write a polite, “No, thank you,” email that clearly explains you’re not interested.
The final question: “Should I unfriend my ex?” Julie Spira wrote The Rules of Netiquette. And she says that there’s no hard-and-fast rule on this one. But if seeing your ex’s updates upsets you, or you’re tempted to air your dirty relationship laundry in public, you should unfriend them right away.