While out having drinks with some fellow bloggers: Zoe, Miss Melisa Mae, Cole Harmonson and the visiting Mike Masters, the topic of guys giving you their number came up. I heaved a sigh and offered that I thought men that did this were contemptible, at best. Zoe and Mike were quick to offer up their opinion on the issue and it was counter to my own opinion. It immediately pissed me off! Okay, maybe it didn't. =) Their opinion was that a guy was merely being respectful when doing this, they were trying to be a gentleman.
Anyway, Zoe and Mike offered that if a guy gives you his number and says “Well, here, take my number, if you feel like calling me or texting me just go ahead and do so.” I considered this and they are right. A guy who takes this approach WITH that delivery is gentlemanly. However, that's not normally the experience I've seen. Normally a guy will just push his number on the girl without really trying to engage her and find out anything about her. This approach is the one I lament vehemently.
That said guys, if you want to offer a woman your number, go for it, just remember to be respectful, it's all in the approach.