Phone numbers for dating

Once upon a time, I was naive and didn’t realize that there was anything wrong with giving a guy I met on Tinder my real phone number. My very first Tinder date, I let the guy pick me up FROM MY HOUSE.Oh, how things have changed in the almost two years since I’ve been single again!

We were dating for about a month, spending a ton of time together, when I finally told him my last name and he asked about following me on Instagram and Snapchat.

He then told me that as soon as I gave him my number and we started texting, all of his social media apps asked him if he wanted to connect to me!

This method seemingly works for a while because most people are only talking to a few matches at once, and it’s likely they don’t share names with each other. You’re bound to end up with multiple Mike Tinders after three years of online dating. My friend Dami Lee says that in Korea, changing a partner’s saved name to a nickname is a big deal.

Good luck figuring out who’s who, or even trying to remember what they look like! Like, it has implications for the whole relationship and could maybe even cause a break-up? Other people polled say they don’t save numbers until they know they’re going to see the person again.

I am super honest about using an alternate number, and once I get a feeling for how a guy really is, he gets the real phone number.

It’s usually on a first date, because I am a pretty good judge of character and I can usually tell after spending a few hours with a guy. You can download Sideline for Android devices here.

Like the no-save user, this method requires old message threads for success.

It also risks you mistaking Jake from Tinder for Jake from your childhood. It keeps everything mix-up free, although yes, it’s a bit clinical. I think the people I date usually ask me, or I look them up online.

So what happens when you decide you don’t want to pursue it? Because they can’t find out who you are and find alternate ways to contact you! That was before i Messaging really went into effect.

Just be sure to turn off the feature that allows people to find you by your contact info – that makes me a little nervous.

To be fair, I didn’t save name in my phone until we had been hanging out for a month because I don’t save numbers unless I know a guy’s last name, or I intend to see him again.

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