These days it’s perfectly acceptable for women to make the first move when it comes to dating. That doesn’t mean that many of them want to, though. If you’d rather have the guy you’re interested in break the ice first, there are a few things you can do without seeming too aggressive.
Here are the best ways to get a guy to ask for your number.
The first thing you have to do is make sure that he feels confident you will give him your number when he asks! Guys don’t like rejection any more than women do, so if he’s unsure of what your reaction will be he might shy away from making a move. So how do you let a guy know you like him without telling him? Easy! Smile at him, talk to him whenever you can, and just be all-around friendly and make sure he knows that you’re happy to see him. The goal is to capture his attention, and keep it! Playing hard to get or being standoffish can backfire dramatically, so it’s best to leave the games at home and use a friendly approach.
Speaking of friends, while you might not feel comfortable telling your crush how you feel, it’s not a bad idea to share it with his friends…who just might pass on the message. Let them know that if he were to ask for your phone number, the answer would be a resounding yes!
So what do you do if you’ve done all the above and he’s still not biting? Be patient, and don’t act too desperate. The most attractive quality in a woman is confidence, so pretending to not let his silence bother you (even if it does) will catch his eye. When a man feels like a woman is being too needy from the start, he will run from the hills. Play it cool and let things unfold organically.
Of course, you might eventually realize that all this flirting, hint dropping, and pretending not to care just isn’t worth it and that it’s time to take matters into your own hands! Asking a guy for his phone number doesn’t mean you aren’t classy or an old-fashioned girl, it simply means that when you see something you want, you go and get it. What guy wouldn’t want to be the one you stepped out of your box for? He will be so flattered he’ll only be able to utter one thing…”Yes.”