I called off whatever kind of relationship we were having at the time and a few weeks later I search her up on Facebook to see that she's got a picture with a guy named Ben as her profile pic.As a guy who's gone from mediocre to slightly above average over the years, I find it quick to get her number after the first few messages. She is complaining that no men follow through with her.One thing she told me was that she NEVER gives her phone number until after the first meeting in person. I told her I would never meet someone if they didn't get me their number.And because these are better looking guys than the guys who are legitimately interested in her, she continually seeks them out.
Sending anonymous SMS from a fake number is one of the oldest methods to have fun with your friends which is still a brilliant prank idea.
I pulled out out of anger, asked why she lied about not having a phone, then took her phone out of her purse and some guy named Ben was calling her.
Ben is/was a previous boyfriend whom she was still sort of trying to make things work with.
Besides, what happens if you meet someone at a bar and don't have their number and maybe they are late or you are late, or you can't find them, maybe you have to cancel, etc.... So if we haven't traded numbers before the first date, I offer up my number when we set the date (i.e. Numbers are useful for just before you meet so that one of you can contact the other if something comes up. I don't like talking on the phone before a first date, but I give out my number after some solid messaging to help with planning the date.
That's pretty much the only reason I care about them at that point. Probably wouldn't meet someone who refused to give a number, only because I wouldn't feel like I'd be able to get into contact with them if I was running late or whatever.
Most of the time, they give me their number after agreeing to a date, so it's poor form not to give them mine in return.