Online dating and exchange of phone numbers. When is the right time?

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Online dating and exchange of phone numbers. When is the right time?

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  • elma
    Participant
    September 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm #110755
    Online dating and exchange of phone numbers. When is the right time?

    Hello all,

    I’m new to online dating thing and I was wondering when is the right time to give your phone number to someone.
    When I first registered, the first messages I received came with the question of giving my phone number.
    I thought it was crazy but then I realised that the majority of men was asking the same question from the first or second message.
    Is it normal? I mean it’s a personal information that you’re not supposed to give so easily to a complete stranger.
    Is it how online dating works? Am I being crazy?
    Thanks for your responses

    ( Sorry for my bad english. I’m not a native speaker)


    lifestylelogic
    Participant
    September 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm #110762

    I wouldn’t say that’s the norm. As a guy, I usually like to have at least a bit of a conversation to see if I like the girls personality (at least from what I can tell from the messaging). I would suggest saving your number for guys that you’ve chatted with a little built and feel comfortable talking to

    Nathan86
    Nathan86
    Participant
    September 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm #110769

    It really depends. Some people prefer to switch to real dating immediately and some prefer to “stay” online for some time. I would say there is no norm. What I usually do I just chat for a while and then jump to real contacts. Good luck anyway!

    Winry
    Winry
    Participant
    September 10, 2016 at 7:29 pm #110959

    I personally talk to the guys first for a little while before I let them have my number. If they are interested enough to keep a conversation going ( and not just horny messages) then they probably are okay to do so. Another way to have a more personal contact is through snapchat. It’s easy to unfriend and block if they turn out to be a creeper!


    Kyruil
    Participant
    September 12, 2016 at 1:21 am #110986

    Unfortunately having done a fair amount of online dating I generally go with my gut feeling on this one. Is the messaging service on the site you are on not working? You can always block them if things get weird. I have only blocked one. I have poor internet at my home and POF doesn’t work well. I have an account on a different messenger service that I have used as well. A lot of it depends on the tone of the messages they are sending on the dating site. If they seem to be someone that I might be actually interested in I will give it out. If they ask for my number in the first few conversations…. absolutely not. LMAO, but then again I’m still single and here looking for advise as well.