One of the trickiest parts about meeting a potential bae IRL is figuring out how to ask for their number without coming on too strong. For those of us who live in big cities, making connections in passing can be extra tough because so many of us have our I'm on my somewhere and don't want to be bothered armor on. Or worse, we're so glued to our phones that interacting with an actual human who we don't already know feels too bizarre to handle. Figuring out how to get someone's number effectively depends on the specific circumstance. That's why having a few different approaches up your sleeve is key.
After all, the thought of missing out on the bae of your dreams just because you couldn't come up with a strategy to get their number is a huge bummer. Luckily, flirting your way into their contacts doesn't have to be as complicated as you might think. In the end, if someone thinks you're the type of person they'd be interested in seeing again, they're probably not going to say no. And if they do, it's important to be gracious, back off, and not dwell on it too much. So, here are some ways people on Reddit have asked someone for their number.