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Why You Shouldn't Ask For Her Phone Number
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!
Give this hot tip a try and see how it works out for you. I'd love to hear what you guys think – I'm feeling pretty proud of this brain blast, to tell you the truth. @AkashBhojraj @momattheword @marshalledgar
That's my two cents, at least – ladies, am I right? Would you be more inclined to say yes to a guy giving you his number, rather than asking for your own? @jordanhamilton @nicolejb @EasternShell
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@AkashBhojraj I think that's something you risk whenever you ask someone out no matter what. Why would you want to keep pursuing someone that didn't want to be pursued? Rejection sucks but personally I'd rather know so that I can move on
a year ago·Reply
That's true as well.. @shannonl5
a year ago·Reply
I'm almost 50/50 but have to stay to the ask her number approach. In my experience women rarely make the first move and if you leave it to her she may get scared of rejection. Although never forget just because you get a number doesn't mean she doesn't have a boyfriend :|
a year ago·Reply
i agree...give her yours
a year ago·Reply
Genius!!!! This is an awesome idea because I'm usually hesitant to give people my number, especially if we just met so that's a great idea lol
a year ago·Reply