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Posted 7/7/17 , edited 7/7/17

cdarklock wrote:

I give my name and number to strangers all the time. They're called "business cards."



This is the correct answer.
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I'd probably feel a little sketched out. As for if I'd give them my name and number it depends on how they approach me and if they engage me in a conversation and if that conversation goes well for me to deem them worth my time. If a stranger just asks me for my number from the get go I'm probably gonna say no or just ask why and try to understand there intentions?
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Flattered.
Just like when someone asks if I'm single, or even just offhanded compliments.

It doesn't entail anything unless you want it to. If you don't call or text them, they will know you're not interested.
It's a very low-risk way of approaching someone, and it cuts through a lot of BS.

Even if nothing comes of it, I appreciate it when a lady takes any step to let me know she digs me.
Not much annoys me more than hearing through the grapevine that a lady who is no longer available was into me but never let me know.

Ships in the night and all that.
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cdarklock wrote:

I give my name and number to strangers all the time. They're called "business cards."



Yeah... pretty much. I was thinking people with questionnaires and random other encounters more related to business... (I don't have business cards nor a business). Was a bit weirded out when EVERYONE else thinks it's some random possible encounter with a sexual partner...


Business reasons are far far far far far more likely.

As for the OP, It depends on the amount of spare time I have, and how much I would mind or need said person to call me. Business people will call, random encounters never will.
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I wouldn't give it to a guy or a girl. If I don't know them there's no reason they need to be calling me.
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serifsansserif wrote:

Was a bit weirded out when EVERYONE else thinks it's some random possible encounter with a sexual partner...


This forum is full of high school and college students, whose lives primarily revolve around going steady and getting laid.

We're the weirdos here.
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cdarklock wrote:

This forum is full of high school and college students, whose lives primarily revolve around going steady and getting laid.

We're the weirdos here.


Well, maybe some. There's a fair number of 20-somethings and older as well though.

Lately though, the skew in class disparity is weirding me out more. All the casual drops of things like multiple home ownership, travel, and home security systems...

Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think this contributes to a strange disconnect with reality as well. Not wealth hating, but just saying that the assumption that this sort of lifestyle is the norm by some is kinda... Disconcerting. Especially among the more conservative members... (which is telling when this whole board is nothing but a political clusterfuck and you can see the same people posting these two sorts of things in both kinds of topics.)
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Jinoyk wrote:

Just curious, i'm wondering how would YOU feel? Whether you're a boy or a girl. Would you give it out? or would you rather take his/her number and think about it and decide afterwards to message him/her?


I can't mention it here--Give me your e-mail and your texting number, and I'll send you my answer in a PM.
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I have business cards for my website that lack personal information...so there's that.

But back to the original question- I would probably be flattered, then refuse. I wouldn't offer that information to someone I didn't know, or hadn't spent at least some time getting to know. The one time, I did I ended up with some crazy dude who wouldn't leave me the heck alone. Learned my lesson.
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I don't even give my number out to people I know well so no way would I give it to a stranger.
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It depends on the situation. Someone randomly walking up to me on the street? Extremely weirded and freaked out. If I meet someone at a party (and by party, I don't mean a dance party or a drinking party. I mean a formal party or some other polite social gathering), I'd give them my name. I might give them my number if we have an enjoyable conversation and this is someone I might want to be friends with or have a business connection to.
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serifsansserif wrote:

Lately though, the skew in class disparity is weirding me out more. All the casual drops of things like multiple home ownership, travel, and home security systems...


Those are the people who talk the most. Unsuccessful people don't talk about their lack of success. Stupid people, however, talk about their stupid opinions a lot more than reasonably-smart people... who tend to understand they're not VERY smart, so their opinions probably aren't all that great.

Typical split in the vocal and the silent. Not too disconcerting, from where I sit.

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If it's a guy, bored and apathetic.

If it's a girl, flattered.
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cdarklock wrote:


serifsansserif wrote:

Lately though, the skew in class disparity is weirding me out more. All the casual drops of things like multiple home ownership, travel, and home security systems...


Those are the people who talk the most. Unsuccessful people don't talk about their lack of success. Stupid people, however, talk about their stupid opinions a lot more than reasonably-smart people... who tend to understand they're not VERY smart, so their opinions probably aren't all that great.

Typical split in the vocal and the silent. Not too disconcerting, from where I sit.



I disagree. Plenty of people out there willing to talk of their unsuccess. Perhaps not as well noticed...And a certain lack of answers can also say much.

Typical or not, you may be right.
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Wouldn't like it.
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