How to ask for her number online dating
As cowboy said, if they aren't serious about meeting, no sense in wasting time. The ones who need to be endlessly romanced and need weeks of emailing before meeting will likely be a handful, hard to please, or otherwise flaky in person.
A woman could buy a cheap prepaid cell phone and just use it for internet dating if she doesn't want to give her real number.
Look at my recent thread here where a lot of good advice lies. I would NEVER agree to meet anyone without a phone number and without speaking on the phone first. Cowboy There is no general answer to this question.
5 POF messages tops and give her your number then after she texts you call her! The big pet peeve of mine is when they ask and just want to text! Texting in my opinion is something I do casually with friends, there is a time and place. This way they know you are interested and if they never call you now know they arent interested. Always wait until after you have met them in person, then if things go well that is the appropriate time to ask for her phone number. If a man asks a woman's number or asks her out after a few messages, then some women will think he is creepy, too eager, desperate etc.
Act like it's no big deal like "hey text me at #####." If they are actually interested or worth your time they will respond! Now someone I am interested in, attracted to mentally, sexually etc..it's just a shit form of communication. Contact over email tends to keep a neutral comfort zone until you have actually met. If a man waited longer, then other women will think that he's not that interested in her. Always wait until after you have met them in person, then if things go well that is the appropriate time to ask for her phone number.
I think either they are lazy, or really have no desire to talk to you for anything. I will usually ask for a woman's number or ask her out after 3-5 emails each way. Contact over email tends to keep a neutral comfort zone until you have actually met. Having a phone conversation prior to a date / meetingisn't mandatory.