If any of you are like me when it comes to using the online dating sites, you want to take your conversation off the site as quickly as possible and move it to a more real medium. Unfortunately, I haven't had the best luck with the Number Close. I'd say I get numbers about 10-20% of the time I ask for them, which doesn't seem that great. Even if the online conversation is flowing smoothly, as soon as I try to make the transition to the phone, I get blocked. I'll generally ask for a number after 2-3 messages. Should I wait longer? Is there a well-known and effective way to ask? Overall, I feel pretty good about catching a girl's interest online. I just have the hardest time escalating things to a real in-person date.