I have been giving the online dating thing a shot for some fun. I'd rather meet girls in real life, but it's kind of easy in your free time to pick up some extra numbers sitting on your couch...
Been having pretty decent success with it. Obviously the KEY is a solid profile and pic's. Ever since I got that refined, I've been getting messages daily, and when I send one out, I'm getting like a 90% reply rate or better. Dosn't always go somewhere... but obviously a good start.
I really havn't been having a problem getting girls to give me their number during my short conversations. Pretty much just chat a bit and ask! If on chat I'll just say:
"well hey, I've got to get going but we should continue this conversation later, whats your number? I'd rather text, so much easier!"
If its in a message, I'll use something similar "I'd like to chat with you via text, so much easier, what's your number?"
Now usually I've generated enough interest at this point already, but I feel like just saying about the "easier" part and being confident when asking helps tremendously. I also feel it is important to go for the number SOONER THAN LATER, hopefully within a day or two of first talking to a girl. Obviously use judgement, but this goes back to the rule that attraction has an expiration date.
Thought's guys? I know it isn't anything really new, but just wanted to share what's been working great for me!