When should I ask for the phone number?
Hello. In the past when I’ve used eharmony, the women gave their phone numbers in the first or second message during open communication, and things accelerated at a normal pace.
Now, however, I’m in open communication with two women, and the emailing is lackluster to say the least. In the past four days I’ve written two messages and received two. It’s a two edged sword. I don’t want to frighten anyone by asking for a phone number if they’re not comfortable yet, and at the same time I don’t want to appear weak by waiting interminably to get her digits.
Online dating presents a different challenge to meeting someone in real life, where comfort can immediately be established. I’m not sure what’s protocol, and if it’s okay to ask after a few emails.
Any advice would be appreciated.