Once you have taken these steps, the ball is in their court, according to Conti. “There is no need to follow up with a text or a call. You are setting the stage for the rest of the relationship, and you deserve to be in a relationship that is 50/50. If you have asked [someone] out in person, it is now [their] turn to make the plan happen.” If they’re interested in going on a date with you, they should reach out. And if you do give someone your number and they don’t end up texting or calling you, remind yourself that it isn’t necessarily a rejection. “We have no idea what is going on in his life; maybe he is fresh out of a relationship and is still harboring a broken heart, maybe he is head-over-heels for one of his friends and can’t even imagine dating another girl, or maybe he is gay,” says Conti.
Whatever happens after you give someone your number, try not to get hung up on it. Instead, give yourself a pat on the back for being assertive and putting yourself out there. You go, girl.