but from my past experiences i learned that it's MISSION FAILURE to ask for the # (even if she gives it to you): 1) if you don't make a lasting impression during the conversation... 2) if you don't leave her wanting more... 3) if you don't give her a compelling reason to meet with you outside of your current context... I used to bluntly end conversations with a simple "what's your fone #", and jump for joy upon receiving the digits. Reality hit me, and I learned later that fone #'s mean jack s**t! It's all about how much she's interested. SO, having that in mind...........I have this classmate that I'm barely acquainted with......familiarity is there thanks to classtime.....greetings are there.......all that's left is my job to generate good conversation and to close the deal (because Winter Quarter is almost over) Here's my question: What are some tried-and-true "reasons" to give a girl before asking her for her contact info? I want to be direct, but i don't want to come-on strong. My goal here is to be friends with this gal, because she seems cool. I was thinking of just telling her straight up that I'd like to casually meet up for lunch............is that coming on too strong? i realize that she may or may not have a boyfriend, but i think that should not matter. I'm just trying to make a new friend here. help! thanks!!