Have you ever noticed that when someone is speaking to you, you only half listen? While it’s possible to not “get caught” if your 50% is of the most important points, it’s far from optimal. That said, I suspect that you will miss out on the real connection that takes place when you give your rapt attention.
So if you want all of the benefits of a relationship, do a bit of power listening (with your head and your heart.)
Have a great day,