Anonymous asked: My friend was recently at work and a customer left her number for him unprompted. What should he do?
Wow, congratulations to your friend! It appears that he has successfully navigated a Flirtative Encounter, which is a wonderful accomplishment. Bravo!
It depends wholly on your friend’s intentions/reaction. Does he plan on pursuing this unexpected potential romance? There are several paths he could take.
Sometimes love at first sight happens and that is a beautiful thing. This is something that should be immediately pursued and chased before it can escape. What does he know about this customer? He must take all of this information - phone number, name, etc, and find out everything he can online. It must be assumed, of course, that she is doing the same thing, because this level of true love can only be mutual. Finding everything possible about her before properly meeting ensures the speeding up of the dating process; it allows them to skip all of the tedious and boring getting-to-know-you stuff and skip right to the classic and passionate romance!
Only until he is an expert on her (and, it is assumed, she is an expert on him) should he actually call her.
What, you expect him to actually call her?! Why would you make him do that?! Worst. Idea. Ever.
3. Hopeful but Phone-phobic
Do enough research to find out where she lives, at the very least. Instead of calling her, he should instead stand below her window, teen romcom style, and blast something romantic. This will make her fall madly in love with him. No call necessary!
These are, at least in my experience, the three main paths to follow once one receives positive results from a Flirtative Encounter. However, if your friend has some sort of different, unnatural reaction, let me know! And we can try to figure out some different path to take. Together~!