So, you’re at a gathering or hanging out with friends and some guy or girl you’ve been chatting with asks you for your number. Do you give it to them or do you pass? Do you like this person enough to initiate future convo? Do you know what you want at all?

I’ve given my number to some people and have immediately regretted it. I wonder, what possessed me to do that? I’m not even interested!  Some of you have been in this situation and some of you haven’t but will definitely find yourself relating in the not so distant future.

These scenarios range from stressful, to annoying, to filling you with glee, but here are seven things you should definitely consider before handing over your digits.

Okay, Do You Actually Like This Person?

As soon as they ask for your number, you have a decision to make: Do I like this person enough to give them my digits? Do I want this person texting me? Do I want them to call me when I’m chillin’? Make sure you’re okay with those scenarios before giving them any of your info.

Are You Just Trying To Be Nice?

Don’t give someone your number if you’re just trying to appease them. Seriously.

It’s Okay To Say No

I hate feeling pressured to give someone my number! If you really want to be polite, just say that you’re flattered but nah. Even throw in “maybe some other time” if you really want to lay them down as gently as possible…though they probably don’t deserve it!

If You’re Actually Interested, Make Sure You Get Their Number, Too!

Ha, so this has happened before: Some guy or girl asks for your number, you give it to them, but then…you don’t get theirs. If that happens, they probably aren’t interested, but they could have also just been a little absentminded or busy. Make sure you exchange texts so you can already have some conversation in the works, just in case.

They Could Blow Up Your Phone With Texts

So, y’all exchange numbers and everything seems fine…until this guy or girl really starts blowing up your phone with texts and missed calls! Yikes. Well, that’s something that can definitely happen. Prepare yourself for it, just in case.

Don’t Be Afraid To Initiate Conversation

Who cares if they’re the ones who asked for your number and not the other way around? Don’t be too nervous to engage first! Ask them what’s up. Mention something funny. Whatever! Texting can be a little nerve wracking, especially when you’re trying to give off a good impression. But if both of you are shy, nothing is going to come out of this.

It Could Have Been a Whole Lot Of Talk

Sometimes in the heat of the moment, someone could be really keen on you…and then the next day not care all that much. Don’t take it too personally if you don’t get a text from that guy or girl. Move on to the next one!