A lot of the time women have a lot of rules when it comes to meeting guys, and this is particularly true of very attractive women. One rule woman often try to stick to is, “I don’t give out my phone number to guys I don’t really know”, and there’s a very good reason for this.
Beautiful women are asked for their number on a regular basis and somewhere along the line they gave their number to a guy who kept trying to call her even after she made it clear not to. Consequently, she decided to enforce the no-number policy.
As a result of this sometimes some women will be unsure about giving you their number even when they really like you, and in the end they’ll often revert back to the no-number policy. The situation often plays out a little like this:
Guy: Your adorable, what’s the best way for us to keep in contact?
Woman: Oh! I don’t give out my phone number to guys I don’t know, sorry.
At this point the guy either gets all whiney, saying “why not? why not?”, or he’s internally affected and then draws a blank -he doesn’t know what to say. The best way to negotiate this situation is to display social intelligence, let her know you understand why she’s being like this:
Guy: Okay I understand, your a beautiful woman and guys probably want your number all the time. If you gave it out every time you’d have a million and one guys calling you up.
From here, you need to distinguish yourself from “all the other guys” who try to get her number. Up until this point if you’ve done everything right you’ve shared a few jokes and built a bit of a connection, more so than every other guy, so don’t be afraid to remind her of that:
Guy: On the other hand we’ve been talking for a while, you seem to like me and I definitely like you…
Guy: And hey, if we always resist letting in all the wonderful people we meet in our lives from here on in, our lives will be a lot less interesting as a result.
Woman: That’s true, but I just don’t normally give out my number.
At this point you just need to frame it in such a way that she feels really comfortable to hand over the number. Let her know that your a safe bet:
Guy: Let me put it to you like this, I like you and I’d like to get to know you a little more and I know you’re at least a little curious to get to know me. How about we exchange phone numbers and if we like each other on the phone then maybe we’ll hang out, if you’re not so keen over the phone then just block my number… I’m a big boy, I’ll get over it!
Woman: Ha, ha! Okay, I guess we can see what happens.
This example represents the most resistance your likely to get from a woman who employs the no-number policy. By displaying social intelligence and persevering in a manner that makes her feel comfortable you can still succeed where others might fail.
Social intelligence is the sign of a leader and consequently very attractive, and social comfort is something which a woman needs to feel for an interaction to progress. Always remember this and you’ll make every aspect of your interactions more likely to succeed, not just getting the phone number 😉
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Sometimes it is hard for me to find the right words to explain why she should stay in contact with me. Learning to negotiate with women is nice. The little girl-guy script you wrote above is helpful. Keep em’ coming. Thanks!
If she needs convincing, even a little push, to give you her number she’ll be that much of a pain in the ass to date. There are more confident/easier girls out there. Even if she’s been hurt or stalked before, leave her be for a more needy guy and move on. I really think her hesitation is a great red flag and an opportunity to move on to a girl less problematic (of which there are millions).
Andy, you could be right, and probably are in many cases. Though, I don’t think a woman’s hesitation has to mean she’ll be hard work. A little resistance to giving out her phone number is no guarantee that she won’t be more open as she gets to know you better.
Man, I just tried your last line and it almost worked but didn’t. What’s the next line to say without being pushy?
Can you email me personally? thanks.
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a few details and I’ll get back to you.
Bro your method really works…i tried this similar method on a girl,who refuse to go out with me….is there another way in which i can convince her to go out with me….i can tell she really like me,but she is stating that …she is in a dark place right now with her ex…thats why she don’t want to date right now…Please help i really like this girl….Thanks a lot you are the best!
Abdul, all I would suggest is letting her know you’re prepared to take it slowly, no pressure. If that makes her feel better and she complies, keep to your word. And if that is of no avail, just respect that she needs some time alone. Plenty more fish in the sea my friend.
There is this girl on campus. Have been into her deep and i couldn’t
talk to her for over a month, we meet like everyday on campus but most
of the time she will be with her friends. What I could only do is give
her the “look” and sometimes she would even smile back and I was
convinced she is also interested in me. last week i man up and talked
to her, she was alone but seems busy, and after some few pick ups, all
of a sudden I had nothing to say and I asked her for her number. she
said next time. Today I saw her alone and we spoke but again she was
walking very fast, i asked for her number again, and this time she
just said “no, cause u will be disappointed, I’m not that kinda
person….” and she went off in her room.
I really like this girl and now I’m afraid I messed up.
honestly, in terms socialising i’m weak, but If she get to know me
well, i’m really an interesting, fun & romantic guy. I have
Ex-Girlfriends who are all over me now, they can testify.
This one is just different, how i feel is different.
I need your help!
I need your tips!
specifically for my situation.
Ansto, choose a woman who chooses you. She said ‘no’ twice. There are many more.
ther is this girl, i really like i asked for her number when she was alone, she agreed but i didnt have my phone with me,so i told her ill get it later that evening, later that evening she was in a group of friends and i called her out , when i asked for the number she said no, am now confused
1) Don’t expect consistency from women.
2) Read between the lines. Was she offering to be polite in the first instance rather than just flat out saying no?
3) Use your social intelligence. Women are generally a lot more self conscious in front of their friends.
Hello dear pls how will I Get this girl, I met her one day in school after the short conversation I ask For her number bt she said she don’t give out her number to strangers, she promise to give me some other time I tried to convinced her bt didn’t work. Three week later I saw the sam girl, bt stil refuse to give me her number……pls how do I get her
Good evening. I really like your write up. It’s very interesting and I hope to try it out with this girl I just met. I’ve asked her twice and she keeps saying she doesn’t know me even though we attend the same church and we just greet each time we see. Any tips?
Napoleon, you don’t ‘get’ her. No one gets anyone, she is not an object to be acquired. Also, when the opportunity to connect with any number of women is present, you need not obsess over this one. Choose a woman who chooses you.
Samuel, as I mentioned to Napoleon, choose a woman who chooses you. There is a difference between ‘token’ resistance and a genuine ‘no’. If it’s a genuine ‘no’, move on.
Hello Sebastian Callow excellent article one question that i have is i like this girl i manage to meet her on the job one time thanks to a friend, but since i was really busy i talked her but it was like a 5 min conversation so i decide to give my # to her on paper with my name and a smile, i can back to finish my job, and after a few minutes my friend call me, so i went to where he was, so she was basically next to him, and he explain me that She doesn’t have a phone because of something happen with her ex and that she is given me instead her email” so i explain to her that i was busy and decided to give her my phone # that’s all and not because i thought something bad about her ” so my question is did you think i should be persistent and belive that or should i just let her go?.
I ask a girl of her number she said “no” and i ask her why she told me “nothing” at this point what will i do???
Juan, she’s either interested or she’s not, either telling the truth or not. It’s no big deal either way, wait and see.
Samson, sounds like she’s not keen. Where she is keen but apprehensive you can play it out the way the article suggests. Where she isn’t keen you simply accept it and move on.
Great article, mine’s a little bit different I asked a girl for her phone number and she said she doesn’t remember it, so, I asked if I could give her mine then she said she wasn’t with her phone, so I just asked for facebook name which she gave, I sent her a friend request which she accepted then sent her a message, which she hasn’t replied, my question is should I keep on with this girl or should I just move on?
Jed, if she doesn’t reply at some stage, forget it and move on.
Mine is a little similar to your write ups. There’s a girl in my neighborhood whom I’m greatly in love with, she is hard to see because she hardly comes out, I was lucky once to see her outside, then I made a move towards her, I asked her of her name which she gave, but forgot to ask for the number because she was in a hurry. Then I met her again in the market place and asked her for her number, but she told me that she doesn’t give out her number and hardly entertain visitors, which I know she meant STRANGERS and I also discovered that she’s the shy type. Now I’m confused because I don’t know the next move to make, I know where she lives but I don’t know what to do, because I don’t want to be like a disturbance to someone, but I’m having a slight clue that she might be having a little feeling for me.
I wanna ask u something well i like this girl at my office but we’re in different department.so i chat with her using a conversation chat known as slack app so we already made a conversation for almost a month so it seems like she want to know me but she always dont reply my slack & late reply my chat but i dont mind & there’s one time i meet her bcoz we already deal to meet up in person so she goes for her 1hr break & i only had 15 min break so when we meet we just as usual like both of want to know more each other so when my time is up i said to her i gotta go & i ask her number & she said she will give it to me in slack,in the she did not provide her number to me so i wanna know should i ask her again or is it to obvious that she thinks im desperate for her?kindly help me Sebastian
a “No” answers is a “No”. There are many girls out there. Just save your words and time, and move to the next. Today we life in the internet dating, so keep going looking for meet new girls online and in real life to…
Hi my name is Shedrico, I met a lady recently we both live in The same neighborhood, she normally greet me every time she See’s me today I told her that I want the both of us to be friends and she agreed but when I asked for her number she told me that she won’t give me her number now that time will tell, I’m confused please advice…..thanks
Good day to everyone my name is Raymond… their is this girl that is living closer to my house, she’s good and beautiful. I saw her one morning and she greeted me and I did the same, when she was coming back from where she went I asked of her name and she tell her name. Then I say to her nice to meet you and she smiles then I ask her if we can be friends… she replied yes, and
said again but just friends. Then later again I met her and ask if I can get her number, and she said no… so please help me on what to do
Ok so i got two situations where i got the same answer and i didnt kno how to respond
First situation there is this girl in my university i thought she was pretty so one day i went up and spoke to her.She was really quiet and i was doing most of the talking during the convo i realized i knew her brother.Next time i saw her she turned away when she saw me walking by i didnt apprach again.Then there was another time she was like staring at me and when i looked at her she turned away.A couple times after this i jus smiled and said hi and kept it moving.So then one day i saw her alone we sat down and chatted again for hours i was doin most of the talking in leading the convo.I think i was being obvious that i was interested in her i even asked her if she had a bf she said she wasnt ready for one yet,Then later on i asked for her number she said exactly I dont really give out my number like that.So then i said maybe you can take mines.She was like no she wont use it.I didnt kno what to say to her again so i jus remained silent until it was my stop (we were on a bus ).Should i even continue talking to ths girl?
My next situation is another girl she is cute and all then one day on campus we were under a shed waiting for the rain to stop and she initiated a convo i continued it and we got to kno each each names and stuff .and we talked for like probably 2 hrs.So after the rain stopped she left. Months after i saw her and we talked some more so i did the same asked for her number and she told me the exact same thing as the last girl “I dont usually give my number out like that” I was confused cause she was more friendly than the last one and i saw her giving me glances weeks before we spoke
Can u give me advice on these two situations
Hello sir, your write up was so amazing..there is a girl , I asked for her number, she said some other tiime , after some days, I asked for her no again and she said the same thing. Should I meet the girls and ask for her no. again or I should forget about her.
Ive been talking to a girl at the home depot, shes very attractive so surely she gets hit on alot, she really gets happy when she sees me to were i notice. But she doesnt ask me much, she laughs at what i say, and seems to like it when i hit on her. I asked her for her number the other day and she replied “uhhhh yeahhh, i dont know about that one” and i just said its cool i understand, i said bye and she said have a good day.
I read this article and it has given me a way to continue trying getting the contact of a girl am after . She is ever tellin g to go following day but now i will try new method
Hey am planning to approach other girl in our hood and do really like her the pro is I always be at work I only saw her sometimes when am offday with her friend and I don’t get chance to talk to her course chance of meeting her closer is too short but her friend she is very commonly than the one I like so plz I need help should I send her message tru her common friend or should I kp on waiting for a lot time to meet her?
Hi man. Nice writing. So I kept seeing a woman at the gym. Exchanged few eye contacts. Then I approached, talked for a while BUT FORGOT TO ASK HER NUMBER LOL. Okay next day, I saw her again asked for her number. She said NO with a fake smile. Then I said, “ok thanks”. Didnt know what to say and left. I really hated that moment.
So I will be seeing everyday at gym. What to do next? Well i still want her. How to act? Should i still seek for her eye contact or act cool or how? But I really want to make it up and succeed. Looking for your reply. Thanks
What to do if she refuse give you her phone number but then she gave you her address?
Nice article, have also been trying to get this girl number but she just said no because she is in hurry situation and I know that also
So I will not use all this methods now and try again
Nice article, have also been trying to get this girl number but she just said no because she is in hurry situation and I know that also
So I will now use all this methods now and try again
Great write up.
There’s this girl at work whom I asked for her number, she said she couldn’t give it out because she was staying with an uncle who would get suspicious when she starts getting calls randomly.
I asked to chat her up, she asked why I needed her number, and I told her its because I liked her and would want us to be an item. She said she couldn’t give me her number because it was too risky for her because of her uncle who could send her away for any misconduct. I got up and said I understand she doesn’t want to give me the number because she doesn’t like me that way.
Surprised she said I was only asking for a number and not her, I asked if she liked me, she said yes, that she always observed me from afar. I asked her to be my girlfriend, she was skeptical, so I told her to take her time. We would see each other and laugh, and I would call her pet names, and she would smile pleading that I bring it down a notch because it could get into her head and she start acting all important. She knew the days I didn’t come to work even though we worked two complex apart. She told me she didn’t have a boyfriend. Twice she offered to hug but I didn’t catch the first but the second time i told her I would but that I was sweaty.
Long story short, I noticed some withdrawal symptoms, of which she said she was tired the first, when I entered her office, and the second time she was all jovial, but the third time, I noticed this, so I finally brought back the question I asked her to think about, to which she asked me to remind her what it was, I did, she gave me vague answers but I pressed for a yes or no, she kept it on vagueness to which I told her I would take her vagueness for a solid no, and she said I could take it that way if its what I wanted.
What do you make out of this?
This goes out to all the guys reading and replying here – this technique (if you want to call it that) is for a very specific situation. It’s for when a woman is clearly very into you but unwilling to release her number because of past experiences or social conditioning.
If she is not clearly into you than this particular illustration of social intelligence will be completely useless and fall flat almost 100% of the time. I hope that clears things up!