Would you give your contact number to a starnger?

@Abhii88 (214)
India
August 26, 2009 10:35am CST
We all meet people who are at first strangers to us through internet. Sooner or Later they gain our trust and become closer to us, sometimes more than our real friends. Will you give your mobile number to a stranger in the FIRST CHAT? OR how many chats are needed for you to give your personal information to anyone you don't know. Have you ever done that? REPLY HONESTLY :D Happy mylotting ;)
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26 responses
@vandana7 (76718)
• India
26 Aug 09
Hello Abhii88, Dont u know by now that I have a disease called honesty? :-) Well, to be honest, I did give my contact address (email) today to one person who I felt desperately needed some solace. I was not wrong about it. But the problem is I am not sure I am equipped to handle it from here. I dont want anything going wrong from here, as I will not be able to forgive myself if it does. Why do I keep getting into mess like this? :(
@Abhii88 (214)
• India
26 Aug 09
Haha..Ya i know that maam but this was a question to all mylot people. Therefore i had to put the REPLY HONESTLY tag hehe.. Haha dn't worry maam just email id will not do anything wrong and you must be knowing everything happens for a good cause ;) Good Night :P
@vandana7 (76718)
• India
26 Aug 09
Thanks for putting my mind at ease. As usual, it is pleasure to take part in ur discussions. :-) Good night. :)
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@taztheone (1725)
• India
26 Aug 09
Of-course I will, Provided its a female!! After all, whats the harm in giving the number. However for girls, well its a tough decision for them. If they like the attitude of the person so much , then i think there are a few chances of giving out the number.
• Lithuania
27 Aug 09
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@adinata (106)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 09
Big NO! I never give my number to the stranger.Especially at the first meet.I think it's very dangerous because we never know what's hidden deep inside the others heart.
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@gicolet (1703)
• United States
26 Aug 09
NO. Privacy is very important to me as it is to most people here in US. I will have to feel comfortable enough first to give my mobile # to someone i met online. That will take a couple of mos. I have a life outside the internet so if the other person does too, then it wouldn't be such a big deal to demand for the mobile #. I met my husband online. It took me a couple of weeks to finally give him a call. Yes i called him first cause I didn't want to give him my phone #...i was kind of scared and he respected that and he wanted me to feel safe about it. Well, that was 7 yrs ago. There's nothing wrong about meeting someone online but I do not encourage people about it. My husband and I just got lucky to find each other. Good post...thanks!
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@Zhizho (1351)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 09
Hi..I would not.Contact number is privat.let say to friend at internet who never meet before even my friend ,I would not give it,especially to people who ever I know if there is nothing important with me,i would not.Honestly,I've terrorized by ex my close friend.So,I will carefully about it.
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@prinzcy (8526)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 09
I don't give my contact numbers to anyone who I only know via online chat. Unless I really know someone, he/she will remain a stranger and I won't give him/her my private details (phone number is considered private details to me) I already have enough problem when some crazy dude got my number and called me non-stop. I don't know how he got my number but I need to set his number in silent mode so it won't bother me.
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@miller1978 (1102)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I would say that yes I would but they are technically not a stranger to me after talking with them consistently for over 4 months. I have given my number out to a few of my friends on yahoo before because I work a lot and they can call me at night time while I am at work and talk or even text me. It helps keep me awake and keeps me close to the people I like to talk to via yahoo. Most of the people I have given my mobile number to are people that I have talked to for over 4 months and even almost 4 yrs depending because of a site that I've been with for that long. We are a very close nit group and some of them are even like family.
@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
26 Aug 09
No amount. First of all, I can't even imagine someone onlin4e being closer to me than my real friends. There are sometimes when you have to, I might have had to when signing up for mylot and I guess you could say technically I was giving my phone number to someone I don't know. But right now, there are things that I'm not so sure about signing up for, like online earnings. I'll start the process and give my address, but if it asks for my phone number, I'll choose not to sign up for it. And if it says phone number, optional, I wo'nt give it.
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@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Aug 09
Hi Abhii! I am not used to giving my contact number to strangers. If I've met him via internet then I can communicate with him all throughout on the net, unless I've met him personally had known him for quite sometime, he has to gain my trust before I can give him my contact number. Good Day!
@Abhii88 (214)
• India
27 Aug 09
Hmm thanks for the response, have a good day
@kunizzul (1066)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Absolutely not. That is not a wise action. We need to be careful sometimes.
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
You are right. It is better to be careful than be sorry.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Definitely No. I used to like chatting and usually I gave my number after a few chats so that we can personally meet and see if we can be good friends or maybe more than that. I have met many persons online, men and women. Some are nice and some are bad. So we need to careful with the persons that we meet as we really don't know them. You will never know who is naughty and nice. Last year, a guy emailed me and asked me to meet him up. I thought he was serious for a relationship but as soon as I have met him, he was weird and not nice at all. We only talked for minutes and I went home. After a few months, I have read in some forums that some women have met him and its his technique to be her good friend or bf just to get money from her. I have researched about him over the internet and found out that he scams men and women all over China, Japan and Philippines. I decided to write a blog about him. The guy discovered about it after a few months that I have written it and he was sending me nasty emails from time to time. He came here last November, he went away last March 22 and he came back here again last July. He victimized some women again and a woman filed a complaint against him. The police and immigration authorities have been convinced with my blog so they arrested him and decided to deport him back to his home country in Israel. Here is the blog about the guy: http://sophiedfuss.blogspot.com/ There is also a video link at the bottom of my blog, his arrest was aired on tv and a friend of mine recorded it then uploaded it on youtube.
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@Abhii88 (214)
• India
27 Aug 09
Wow that was very brave on your part. I appreciate your effort miss. Have a good day, Enjoy
• Indonesia
27 Aug 09
i seriously avoid giving contact number in the internet unless it is very important i dont like unknown people bugging my phone every time email is already more than enough no more than that except we met in person then i probably give in my number
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
I would definitely not give any personal information about me to a complete stranger. There are a lot of unscrupulous people around and you do not really know what intentions they really have. A lot of people will do anything just to get something out of you, especially if they are in dire need.
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@jombbi (104)
• India
27 Aug 09
well it does depends on what kind of talk u r doing with the person. it might be something of buniess then obviously u'll give him the contact ASAp or else it might take some time if it's about relationship.
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@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
honestly, of course not, why would i?? i hate entertaining strangers.. it's just a waste of time..
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@san_683 (88)
• India
27 Aug 09
Honestly iwould not chat to strangers that much first of all and i don see the need to give any contact numbers, unless you have decided to meet the other person, i would not give my number to a stranger at all, nowadays there are lot of ways to contact a person, rather than on the phone.....
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@jassi1 (171)
• India
27 Aug 09
never that person atleast should be your friend or your known one about me my cell phone is not a luxry for me because i use it to call at home only i dont have lots of friends to sms or call and i give my no.. tp known persons only happy mylotting
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@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
27 Aug 09
I'm going to give my number but not on the first chat. I can't say how many chats needed but as you said, trust should be gained first. I am male so females wouldn't be a problem. Giving out number to a stranger is indeed risky, yet there are times that you will benefit from it. Sometimes we need to take into consideration that there are people who genuinely looking for friends and that we shouldn't stereotyped and labeled them as not. However, there are also pretentious people that is why we should be very careful.
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@Porcospino (30341)
• Denmark
26 Aug 09
Some of my online friends have become really close friends. I spend time with them, we visit eachother etc. I don't mind giving my phonenumber to someone I haven't met, but I only do it when I have known the person for a while. If we have just chatted once or twice the person doesn't get my number. Last time I gave my number to someone, we had been online friends for half a year. We exchanged phone numbers when we decided to meet, and we talked on the phone before we met in person.
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• Philippines
30 Sep 09
i don't normally give my telephone number to people i talk the first time. it is hard to be trustful to people whom u really don't know well. maybe, later on when u get to know more of each other through constant chatting or voice conversations (thru skype, perhaps), u may decide to give him ur phone no. there is no hard rule in the number of chats u do after which u are to give ur phone no., u alone can decide for urself when is the best time to do it. let ur careful observation, good thinking and heart decide for that.