Guys, I know you don't mean to, but when you ask a girl for her phone number, you're making a big mistake.
I know you don't mean to. Oh, don't worry, I'm not offended by it – actually, it's really more for your own benefit I'm telling you this.
Guys get this wrong ALL the time. You see a cute girl, work up your nerve to talk to her, chat a bit, and the end goal of the conversation? To get her number.
But already, you've got a problem there: you can't give her your full attention in conversation, because your mind is whirring, desperately trying to figure out how to casually bring up the question of her digits... and what if she thinks you're creepy? Or doesn't respond to your text? Or simply laughs in your face...?
I'll tell you what you should do instead of asking for her number: give her yours.
Really, it's genius. I don't know how it took me so long to think of this.
Here's why you should forget asking for her number, and just offer to give her your own instead:
Pro #1: You'll know if she's actually interested (rather than just texting you back to be nice). The ball is in her court, and if she's interested, she'll text you. If she's not, she won't – and that's that. Barely a rejection. At least you tried, right?
Pro #2: She'll be way less inclined to mistake you for a creeper. Asking someone for their personal information in today's world... it might seem a little forward, creepy, or just make her a little nervous. But giving someone your own info? It shows trust. There, you're already bonding!
Pro #3: You'll experience less rejection in the long run. Because there's no risk to taking someone's number. She'll say yes, and even if you face a small disappointment later if she never texts, that's all it is. Disappointment. And sooner or later, you're bound to have someone text you back because they're genuinely interested. Voila! Love!