Asking for numbers online dating

27 Feb

Oh, how things have changed in the almost two years since I’ve been single again!This is when you exchange numbers via the app in order to communicate more effectively about the IRL date you're trying to arrange.If you are messaging back and forth with a cutie and wondering if you should move from Tinder to texting, here are four surefire signs that it's time to offer up the digits. If you are talking time and place, offer up your number.I didn’t realize that this was an option, but it TOTALLY IS! So she began using a free app called Sideline, which allows for texts, photo sharing, phone calls – all from a phone number different than your own.My friend in NYC advised that I use a Google Voice number, but then we realized that when you send pics through it, it reveals that it’s coming from an alternate number. When someone calls the Sideline number, it rings directly through to your phone and says “Incoming call from Sideline” and your texts from people will still pop up with a notification just like any other app, as long as you have notifications turned on. And you can save their numbers and add to your contact list – it will even show up in your phone contacts. PLUS, since you have their – what we will presume to be real number – you can totally go to Facebook and Instagram and stalk their social media profiles to try and make sure they aren’t married before you agree to a date. I’ve blocked out their nicknames to protect their privacy, but you can see I used the bee emoji to signify meeting them on Bumble, and the fire emoji to signify meeting them on Tinder.

As I mentioned, I would have never made it to a single app date were it not for the good old number exchange.

I'm admittedly lazy, and checking an app feels so much harder than just replying to an i Message.

So what happens when you decide you don’t want to pursue it? Because they can’t find out who you are and find alternate ways to contact you! That was before i Messaging really went into effect.

Just be sure to turn off the feature that allows people to find you by your contact info – that makes me a little nervous.

A particularly successful and handsome gentleman I matched with and subsequently dated had initially let our conversation trail off.