Giving out your phone number and online dating
If you're forward and happy to offer up your number, do it.
Over the past 30 years, the number of phone numbers people have has shrunk down to one, explains Greg Cohn, cofounder of an app called Burner.
It's an app, and it's easy to forget to check back in with a stranger about how their Monday was.
But now that I know it comes with the potential to be a part of a viral text chain, well…OK, I still won't change my mind.
Real life dates, however, require advanced planning.
This is when you exchange numbers via the app in order to communicate more effectively about the IRL date you're trying to arrange.
You don't want to be late because there are two ramen spots with the same name, and you have to check in with your date via an app five minutes before you're supposed to meet.
Hopefully, they aren't checking Tinder while waiting for you to arrive. Overall, Golden recommends waiting to share your number once a date, time, and location are confirmed.
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At the end of the day, you should switch over to texting whenever it makes things easier for you — whether that is right before a date, or because a particular cutie doesn't seem to be checking the apps diligently and you want to make sure a date happens.