WELL PLAYED: When it comes to phone numbers it is sometimes a better idea just to give yours away, says Man About Town.
WELL PLAYED: When it comes to phone numbers it is sometimes a better idea just to give yours away, says Man About Town. Thinkstock

Getting risky with numbers can pay off in the love game

THE Observer's Man About Town: no one knows who he is but he's answering everyone's questions of love ...

The mysterious note I found on my car was simple but I must have read it 100 times.

"Call me. Love heart. Carly."

At first I had suspected that one of my co-workers was playing a joke on me but then I wondered, could it be the nurse from the bar?

A few drinks earlier she had walked in with a friend. Blonde, nice eyes and a cheeky smile.

I decided to approach her.

It's been a while since I approached someone in the bar but I was in a good mood and feeling confident. Everything was going well.

They were rehabilitation nurses at the local hospital and had come out for a quiet drink.

There was another keen shark but Ben seemed more interested in the brunette.

After sharing a few jokes about the live entertainment I decided I didn't want to crowd them too much and handed out my business card and forgot all about it.

As I left my fellow shark did the same and handed the girls his number too.

Man About Town
Man About Town

When it comes to phone numbers it is sometimes a better idea just to give yours away.

It puts less pressure on the girl and shows confidence because if you're not asking for hers then you don't care if she calls either way.

If she's interested, she will call you.

This process doesn't come without its negatives.

Leaving it up to her, might mean she will forget or lose your number.

This is what I wondered as I read the note left on my car.

Had she lost my number and decided to leave hers?

How did she know this was my car?

Sometimes when it comes to romance your logic goes out the window and you just take a punt.

Hoping that you have a win.

I took the punt and texted her, "Who's this?"

It wasn't till the long blue night had ended before "she" replied.

The reply simply said. "This is Ben."

My dear readers, I had been made a fool.

The clever nurses had taken my fellow shark's number and placed it on my car. I had been tricked.

To be honest, I wasn't even angry, I was impressed.

It is not every day I get fooled.

After a few exchanges with Ben, I promised to get these young girls back and I will, until then all I can say is: "Well played girls, well played."

Have a relationship question? Email: manaboutgtown@gmail.com

What do you think about men handing out their numbers to potential dates? Do you think it would work? Comment below with your dating tips.



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