"Who here is in love? Or has been in love? C'mon; let's see hands," Erin Everhart, Senior Manager/Media Strategy & Mobile at Home Depot, instructed the audience at the 2017 Digital Summit Chicago.

For those fortunate romantics, she continued, "Think for a minute about the way that person makes you feel. They make you happy. They make you laugh. They give you advice. They're there for you when you need them. You trust them. You could say, on some level, you're addicted to that person. You feel incomplete if you're not with them."

Erin Everhart

Erin Everhart, Senior Manager/Media Strategy & Mobile, Home Depot

Next followed a second – and maybe even more profound – question for the crowd of digital experts: "How many [of you] have ever forgotten their cellphone?" she asked.