Messaging a guy on a dating site
When he first told people about the app, he said, "People were like, 'Oh, that's cool!I could use it for 'blank' — and everyone's 'blank' was a little different." Maybe it's deceptive, but my immediate thought was that I could give it out when someone asks for my number at a bar and I'm not interested but don't feel like causing conflict by outright denying it. For now, though, I created a Burner number to test whether giving out my number more quickly would prevent my online dating conversations from dying down.When I discovered the disposable number app Burner, which provides free, destructible phone numbers for users to give out on online dating sites, at work, or anywhere else where they may not want to disclose their real numbers, I thought maybe I'd found a solution.Perhaps, the trick to preventing online dating conversations from dying down was to move them over to text — and a fake number could let me do that without compromising my privacy.When we did meet, he admitted that it seemed forward of me to give out my number the first night we started talking (but not with a negative tone).
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Burner's CEO Greg Cohn told me that people use the app for a lot more than online dating.
Some use it on Etsy, on Craigslist, at networking events, and for business calls.
But I think coming off forward worked to my advantage.
It's hard to follow up with all your matches on Tinder, and indicating that you plan to take the relationship off Tinder helps others foresee a return on their investment.