We recently conducted a poll
about what to do after your get a girl's phone number. It yielded some interesting results, so I wanted to report back on the findings.
Nearly 2 to 1, women said they would rather get a funny or flirty text than a phone call.
A few years ago, I was consistently told by female friends that not calling (as opposed to texting) when you got a number was a big no-no. So, based on that advice, I always called girls after getting their phone numbers, despite generally being nervous talking to new people on the phone.
It seems the tables have turned in the last few years.
After being surprised by the poll results, I consulted some female friends to get updated opinions. These days, it seems like women are more selective about who they talk to on the phone. Either they are simply nervous speaking to new people, or feel caught off guard by randomly getting a phone call from someone they don't really know.
A few women have suggested it's best to get a flirty text, which implies an upcoming phone call. That way, you're not ambushing them with a phone call, but you're not being one of those text-only pussies.
Is texting the new standard of behavior for us dudes?
There are still some ladies who want a phone call, but it seems like the number is falling as time goes by. Between us dudes, ladies who have often been dicked around or lead on by guys via text seem more inclined to want a phone call... so, that's something to keep in mind.
Whether you call or text as a first contact... when it comes to asking a girl out on a date, I still suggest calling.
Have you had any noteworthy first call or text experiences?