Cell phones are everywhere. The mere presence of a mobile phone can make the meeting between two strangers more stilted, according to new research in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Cellphones don't disrupt casual conversation much but when people were asked to discuss something meaningful, they reported less trust, empathy and lower relationship quality when a cellphone was in the room. Even though the phone never rings or vibrates, it affects the conversation.

Something to think about:)D