What do you do when a stranger asks for your number?

Philippines
June 15, 2008 8:49am CST
It has happened too many times to me before. I was asked by strangers i ride with, even those who just pass me by and thos wehom i've never met in school. And i always tell them, "no thank you." Am i being rude?? Does this ever happened to you? What did you do? --Tell me about it--(^^,)
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6 responses
• United States
16 Jun 08
You mean it's a guy who is asking? Like he wants a date or something? I wouldn't give out my number, personally. Of course, I'm not single. Sometimes guys are just fishing for a date or romance connection and will ask any woman anywhere. I'm sure it's not meant to offend. But if you prefer to give something out, you could just give them an email address. That's safer and they can't track you down. If you like the person, you might try that.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
yeah i guess so. Do you know any woman doing this? LOL They shouldn't be entertained, and their intentions should be clear. Thanks for the response(^^,)
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I don't like to give out my number to someone I don't know well enough. I was thinking if we were out and he joined me for coffee and we had a good convo then maybe i would or give an email address.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Yes that can be a better scenario than a complete stranger. Thanks for the response(^^,)
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
i dont talk to these people asking for my numbers. i don't think i will ever give my number to a stranger. when you decline that is not being rude, why in the world would they even think someone will just give them their numbers.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I totally agree. I wonder what the hell they're thinking.Thanks for the response(^^,)
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
It never happened to me so far...But if ever I will do the same.It's not being rude.For me it's the right thing to do.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I hope it is the right thing to do. Thanks for responding(^^,)
@dfollin (12114)
• United States
16 Jun 08
It' not rude to say no.If it is someone that I don't know and they belong to the same group,in my class or co worker,I usually follow up with a small explanation.I add I don't give my number to someone that I don't know.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Then let's add: "prove to me that you're worthy of my number!" LOL. But anyways, they should know that anyone should very well know who they're giving their personal number to. Thanks for the response(^^,)
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Yes, I too get asked for my phone number a lot, I do not like giving my number out to just anyone either, just like you. I really hate being rude too. Sometimes I will just give them a phone number that is not mine, I will change one ore two numbers from my own, I know I will never see most of these people again, and if I do, I just wrote it down wrong.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Nice strategy! Thanks for responding(^^,)