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23 Smooth Ways to Get a Girl’s Number Every Single Time & Awe Her Too

You see a girl you like and you want to make move, but you’re stuck. Learn how to get a girl’s number without any stress and go from there! 

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Imagine this scenario – you meet a wonderful girl, and you start talking. You feel like there’s something there. You wish you knew how to get a girl’s number.

It might look intimidating, but girls are also human, which means it’s really not that hard to get her number. A girl doesn’t just give her number to anyone, but she gives it to those she feels has an actual chance with her.

This is why it’s important to develop some form of connection before asking for her number right away.

Unless you’re brave enough to walk straight up to a girl and ask her out on a date without really knowing that much about her, you’re going to need to learn how to ask a girl for her phone number so you can swap messages back and forth first. [Read: What is flirting? The science behind this common act]

Chill out – it’s just a question!

Many women have been in the situation where they’re waiting for a guy to ask for their number. Many get tired of waiting!

Most of the time it’s because the guy is too busy patting off his sweaty forehead or fumbling his way through asking the age-old question, “can I have your number?” 

You shouldn’t look at this as some treacherous and anxiety-ridden task. If you just follow these steps, not only will you not sweat as much, but you’ll also end up with her number on your phone. [Read: How to get over dating anxiety – Face your fear and get back out there]

Why do girls play hard to get?

There are so many different reasons why a girl would play hard to get. Maybe she is shy and isn’t exactly “trying” to do it. Or maybe she actually IS hard to get and isn’t interested in a relationship. Or it could be that maybe she just wants to see you work for her.

It’s no surprise that guys love the chase so if a girl is playing hard to get in giving you her number, maybe she’s just testing to see how far you’re willing to go.

But it could also be that a girl isn’t really intentionally making things hard for you to get her number, but that she’s just awkward about it as you are. [Read: How to get a girl’s attention wherever you are even before saying a word!]

How to get a girl’s number without fumbling and look cool doing it

Honestly, it really isn’t that difficult to figure out how to get a girl’s number. If you’ve been lucky enough to find a gal who has caught your eye, you might need a way to get her number – especially if she’s a stubborn one.

Even if girls seem like they don’t want to give their number to you, we definitely do – but we just want you to work a little harder for it.

If you think you’ve tried everything in the book, here’s a list of ways on how to get a girl’s number. By the end of this, you’ll realize it wasn’t so hard after all. [Read: How to approach a girl you don’t know and impress her]

1. Play it cool

Don’t be the kind of person that is creepy, giddy, and weird about asking for her number. Playing it cool is how to interest a girl just enough so she can give you her number *her real number, not a fake one to make you go away*.

This means no demanding her number and calling her a bunch of names if she doesn’t give it to you.

No girl would give a complete stranger her number unless she thinks there’s a potential connection there. If you want to know how to get a girl’s number, don’t look too excited or eager to even have her number. The less hard you try, the more natural you’ll seem. [Read: How to play it cool with a girl & impress her by keeping your calm]

2. Don’t even ask for it

This can seem really confusing, but it actually makes a lot of sense coming from the mind of a girl. If you’re being all flirty and whatnot with a girl at the bar, she expects that you’re going to ask for her number. That’s just how we are.

Here’s the kicker – if you don’t ask for our number, we’ll get bummed and even feel the need to prove that we’re worthy of your time. Then, it’ll prompt US to give you our number. The trick here is to be really flirty and show that you like her, and then just walk away. [Read: How to ask a girl out if you’re a shy guy]

3. Give her a compliment

Girls love compliments. We love being told how pretty we are and how our smile is captivating. However, these are not the compliments you actually want to give her. Girls can be tired of hearing these types of compliments all the time so it’s best to stick with compliments on her hobbies and interests.

The best compliment to give her that will heighten your chances of getting her number is to compliment her intelligence. [Read: 19 sweet compliments for girls that’ll make them go awww]

4. Make her feel comfortable around you first

Again, no girl would dare give her number to a complete stranger who could be a total creep. If you really want to know how to get a girl’s number, it’s all about finding that connection with her. You can do this by just talking with her like you would an old friend.

Talk about life, tell her a little bit about yourself, and maintain a comfortable distance. If you notice that she’s moving closer to you, you’ve already sealed the deal. [Read: How to make a girl like you without asking her out]

5. Avoid cheesy pick-up lines

Girls do not fall for silly pick-up lines anymore. They can be surface-level so despite what the name suggests, you can’t pick up a girl with even the cheesiest pick-up lines.

Don’t go around saying stuff like, “I lost my number, can I have yours?” It may get a little smile out of us, but it’s more than likely a pity smile. Just skip these and stick to being yourself. It works much better. [Read: 30 foolproof pickup lines & 10 you should never use]

6. Be charming

Some people are naturally charming. If you’re one of those people, you can use that to know how to get a girl’s number.

Being witty and charming is something that girls like because it shows your intelligence, making them feel calm and comfortable around you.

It gives her a sense of who you are that’s outside your external characteristics. But remember – being charming and arrogant are two opposite things. You can be charming without sounding like a complete ass *you don’t want to learn this the hard way.* [Read: How to text a girl you like and make her want you]

7. Make her WANT to give you her number

If you start talking about how relationships are overrated, and you’re just looking to take a break and chill with someone interesting and different, she will be ALL over that. It’ll be refreshing for her, and she’ll be intrigued enough to give you her number.

Okay, so maybe this doesn’t go for all girls, but she could be going for someone with a little mystery depending on where you met her and who she is. [Read: Texting anxiety – How to send and receive texts without freaking out]

8. Leave the conversation when it gets good, and ask for her number to continue it

Leaving the conversation with a cliffhanger is one of the best ways on how to get a girl’s number. You’ll keep her looking for more when you leave her with a cliffhanger. This is a technique that honestly works almost all the time.

All you have to do is get a great conversation going with her, and then look at your watch or phone and tell her you have to leave – but really want to continue the conversation some other time.

It takes a lot of strategy and technique to do this, but if you pull this off, you might just manage to get her number and capture her interest.

Just make sure to follow up with that text, and don’t be seen in another bar or place where she might run into you right after. [Read: How to win a girl’s heart and impress her effortlessly]

9. Just be honest and tell her that you want to get to know her better

Honesty is tough to come by in a guy. Girls sometimes feel like all they get are propositions from guys trying to impress us, and we just don’t like it.

We want someone real. This is one of the best and most genuine ways to get her number without playing any games or mind tricks on her.

You’ll often see that this only works for girls who are pretty honest too. She’ll be happy you’re being so open and honest with her, and so she may oblige without any issues. [Read: Being brutally honest – 13 scenarios when it’s an obligation]

10. Accept that she might not give it to you

Girls don’t like when guys are just okay with not having their number. So if she says, “no,” walk away. Just say, “okay,” and leave.

If you’re patient, she’ll be coming after you to strike up a conversation and actually give you her number. It’s a little reverse psychology that works for stubborn and hard-headed girls, especially.

If you really want her number, then use this strategy to your advantage. This technique is risky, but it pays out big when you realize that she’s actually chasing after you. [Read: How to charm a girl and flatter her into liking you]

11. Pay attention to her interests

Girls are all about finding that common ground in order to feel some type of connection with you. Maybe she’s passionate about art, or maybe she likes this Netflix show.

Whatever it is, pay attention because her interests will be the key to getting her number. When you both have a mutual interest for something, then that’s how you can earn things in your favor and get her to give her number. [Read: Attraction theory – What makes you desirable in someone’s eyes?]

12. Make her laugh

There’s no better way to get a girl’s attention than by making her laugh. If you want to know how to get a girl’s number, then give your best joke and see where it takes you.

When a girl laughs at your jokes, there’s a high probability she’ll give you her number since she finds you so fun to talk to.

So don’t hesitate to crack that joke and show your humor if you really want to get her number before the night ends. [Read: How to make a girl laugh, smile and like you instantly]

13. Don’t act like a playboy

Obviously, she’s not going to give you her number if you’re acting like a playboy, f*ckboy, or badboy. Unless her intentions are strictly casual and wants to have fun, then she won’t give you her number if she sees that many red flags on you.

Remember what we’ve mentioned about being charming? This should be common sense, but you really need to show your most charming and nice self when talking to her. [Read: How to charm a girl and flatter her into liking you]

14. Just be yourself

You’ll be surprised how of all the things on this list of how to get a girl’s number, this is the one guys often forget.

Did you ever think about how she doesn’t care about the whole mind games when you ask for her number? Maybe she just wants you to be real with her and try to get to know her.

None of that playing hard to get bullsh*t, but just being frank and direct with her. She might even give it to you without hesitation if things go really well between both of you. [Read: How to be yourself – 26 steps to unfake your life & love being you]

15. Hint that you want to see her again

Observe her interests – maybe you have something in common she’d like to do together. Maybe you both like the same movies, or maybe you just tell her directly you’ll love to get to know her better by seeing her again. Ask for her number and see where this takes you.

Of course, don’t ask this right away, but find the right timing to hint her with seeing her again. This works best when you’ve established a common ground. [Read: 15 things to do on a first date to make your date fall for you]

16. Ask when the conversation is flowing

When you’re at the peak of your conversation, when the chat is really flowing, that’s when you should ask her for her number. If you ask for her number right before leaving the club or party, it’ll look like you were just trying to score.

After you get her number, carry on with the conversation. This shows you’re genuinely interested in her. [Read: How to text a girl you like and make her want you]

17. Tell her why you want her number

After you’ve said something along the lines of “give me your number and we can meet up”, tell her why. That doesn’t mean giving her a list of reasons, but something like “maybe we can go to that new coffee shop”, or “there’s a new band playing at the local bar, I’ll call you when they’re next on”.

It shows that you have the right intentions and that will put her at ease. 

18. Appear confident as you get her number

You cannot tell her to give you her number confidently and then spend the next five minutes fumbling in your pockets trying to find your phone. You want the conversation to flow smoothly from her saying ‘yes’ to her giving you her number. [Read: How to approach a girl you don’t know and impress her]

19. Let her enter the number herself!

Just hand her your phone so she can enter her number herself. Don’t have her yelling the number into your ear and then you don’t get it right and she has to do it again. She knows how to work a phone, let her do it herself.

If you’re nervous about handing her your phone you obviously need to clean up some of the photos from your gallery!

20. Offer some suggestions as she’s putting the number in your phone

Earlier, we mentioned giving her a reason why you want her number – this is a good time to give it. As she’s entering her number into your phone, casually bring up some ideas for your date.

You can say, “We can meet up for a coffee,” or “If you like sushi, I know a great place in the city.” It shows her you’re interested and you know what you want. [Read: The best 50 free date ideas when you want romance on a budget]

21. Listen to her feedback

As you mention suggestions for your date, you’ll be able to read her reactions.

From her reply, you’ll see what she likes and what she doesn’t like. That helps you figure out where to take her and it’s one of the perks of learning how to ask a girl for her phone number properly. [Read: How to ask a girl if she likes you *without really asking*]

22. Text her right away

After she gives you her number shoot her a quick text. We know there’s some secret rule about how long you have to wait until you text her, we heard it was three days.

Listen, that’s stupid. You’re a grown man. You don’t have to sit and wait three days to text a girl you’re interested in. If you like her, you text her whenever you want.

We recommend texting her right away just so she knows the number is yours. Text her something flirtatious or keep it casual. The point is, she’ll know it’s you and she’ll start looking forward to your date. [Read: How to tell a girl you like her and not come across creepy]

23. But, know when to back off

You have to know when she’s not interested in you or feels uncomfortable about giving you her number. In that case, don’t force her. If she’s not comfortable, then ask if you can add her on Facebook.

Some girls don’t feel comfortable giving their numbers to complete strangers. We know, you spoke to her for an hour, but that still makes you a stranger to her. 

So, just suck it up and add her on Facebook. From there, continue speaking until she feels more comfortable meeting you for a date. What we’re trying to say is, don’t force something that’s not coming naturally to you. [Read: The happy couple’s guide to social media etiquette]

Now you know how to get a girl’s number, what are you going to do about it?

Be charming, stay true to who you are, and be as genuine as you can. Even if some girls like engaging in the chase, this tactic doesn’t work for all girls.

Some are just waiting for you to be frank with them to ask their number, on the circumstance that there’s a connection.

The most important thing to remember? Confidence. Just go for it. What have you got to lose?

[Read: How to talk to a girl – 20 secrets that’ll make you irresistible to women]

Hopefully, by now, you have some new ideas for how to get a girl’s number. See, that wasn’t so hard now, was it? With these tips, you’ll have her number in no time!

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Preeti Tewari Serai
Preeti Serai
Preeti, the founder of LovePanky, is an eternal optimist and believer in the beauty of love and life. With an exhaustive experience in love, relationships, and ...