A question

Feb. 21st, 2017 04:36 pm
rhondacrockett: (Am I addicted? - dava)
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Is it considered unremarkable and acceptable behaviour to ask for a stranger's contact details (namely, a phone number) immediately upon engaging with them online? And is it considered unremarkable and acceptable behaviour to give it upon such a request? And is it therefore considered bizarre, rude, anti-social or verging on the hysterical to refuse?

I am completely baffled by this. Common sense tells me that asking for a stranger's number is presumptous and riven with the potential to go wrong, but when I tell them no, they act like I'm being unreasonable or that I just need to be persuaded.

Date: 2017-02-22 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evildeadpony.livejournal.com
Ew no, that's gross unacceptable behavior on the interweb AND in person.

Date: 2017-02-27 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musewrangler.livejournal.com
That sounds really forward. It wouldn't shock me or anything, but I'd have no problem turning down such a request.

Date: 2017-03-01 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jellostar.livejournal.com
Not something I'd be okay with either. Rather odd to want someone's phone number immediately after engaging with them. That seems more like a request after two people have been talking for a while / gotten to know each other a little first.

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