How I Get Phone Numbers These Days
I tried this recently and it worked 2 times out of 3 for me.
It can be used in a bar, checkout line at the grocery store, clothing store... anywhere. This can really catch someone off guard, and is a little direct, so it isn't for everyone. Works best when you have only a bit of time.
Me: Say, do you have a phone at home?
She: Yes, I do... why?
Me: Well, is it working ok?
She: Curious and smiling... Well, yes, I think so, why wouldn't it be?
Me: Well, you can never be too sure can you (smiling).
She: I suppose....?
Me: Tell you what. Let me get your number and I can test it for you.
Her response will either be:
2) No thanks.
3) She'll be harder to get and ask you, "Does this always work... or I don't know, I hardly know you... blah blah." At this point you can carry on the conversation using the various other techniques in this forum.