How to Ask for a
Say you're at the grocery store
and out of nowhere comes a stunning
specimen, pushing a cart straight
toward you. Don't just stand there
speechless in aisle 9 - ask for
a phone number!
1. Approach the person. Remember
that eye contact and a gentle smile
are crucial in appearing friendly.
2. Enter the conversation with a
compliment, then introduce yourself.
Try not to be too cute with your
3. Talk. You'll get a strong sense
of whether the person would be willing
to give you a phone number. If there's
no eye contact or smile coming your
way, and you're really making a
solid effort, then maybe you should
abort the mission.
4. Ask for the number. Try not to
be pushy, and show respect for the
person's private information. Avoid
"How about giving me your number?"
and go with "It would be great
to get to know you better. Is there
a number where I can reach you?"
5. Offer your own phone number after
getting the other person's, if you
feel comfortable doing so. Men may
offer their own numbers even after
women deny them, since some women
are not comfortable with giving
out their numbers.
Tips from eHow Users:
First meeting by anonymous A.
Instead of asking for a phone number,
courteouly offer to give your phone
number or e-mail and avoid asking
for his/hers. If he/she calls you,
this may give you a hint about your
chance to build a friendship.
Find A Reason by G.C
Try something like, "Hey, some
friends and I might be going to
the club later. Can I have your
number, so I can call you to tell
you where we are going?" You
can also say, "A friend and
I might be seeing a movie later.
If you're intersted in coming, can
I have your number to let you know
when and where?" Make it a
group setting, so it won't seem
like a formal date. It's worked
for me every time.