When you are out and you meet someone, you can't always just come out and ask for a phone number without sounding too forward. You need to find a way to interest the person before asking her out on a date. Striking up a conversation and finding out about her is a great way to ensure that you can get her phone number later. Everything you learn in this first meeting will help you out after you get her phone number.
Introduce yourself. Smile and be confident as you say hello and swap names. Stay away from pickup lines -- just say hi and be yourself. Mention something about her to get a conversation started. This moment is a good chance to talk about something striking you saw in her to let her know she stood out in a crowd to you.
Use his name as the two of you continue talking. For example, casually shake his hand and say "Nice to meet you Dave." This lets the person know you are interested enough to remember his name.
Ask her questions about herself. When you keep her talking, you let her know that you're interested in who she is. Be careful not to talk too much about yourself. You want to give her the chance to know you, but keep the communication balanced. Let her know you're interested in what she has to say and make a few jokes to show your sense of humor.
Tell him you would love to see him again. Make sure not to linger too long -- you want to keep him interested without being overbearing. When he knows you're interested and you want to talk again in the future, you increase your chances of getting his digits.
Ask for her phone number. Keep it simple. After telling her you want to see her again, smile and ask if you can call her and maybe go out sometime. If you have a business card, hand her one and ask for hers. Set a time to call her so that she knows you're committed to keeping in touch.
- Call if you say you will. If you make the effort to get to know someone and she responds, respect him or her enough to call. When you follow through, you show people that your word is your bond, increasing their respect for you.
- Avoid cheesy pickup lines. You may think they are clever, but someone else may not.
- Do not press the issue if someone declines to give you his phone number. There are other potential dates for you.