With summer vacation nearly here, it’s time for you to man (or woman) up and stay in contact with the people you’ve gotten to know. Obviously, you have the contact information of your closest friends and maybe even a larger circle of acquaintances.
But, there could be someone in your class or a club whom you really like and want to get to know better. With summer vacation quickly coming, you’ll have to act if you want to hang out this person or get to know him or her over the summer months.
Fortunately, in 2013, there are many different ways to connect with people. This makes getting contact information all that much easier. However, you still have to make an effort to stay in contact with people you’ve met. But, we will let you know how to keep those friends over summer.
First, if you’ve gotten to know someone, you’ll have to actually get the person’s contact information. You can’t assume that the other person will take any initiative (they may be waiting for you). So, with that in mind, you’ll have to ask for it. I don’t recommend getting it second hand (like through a friend).
You may be wondering what the issue is? If you want the number you just ask for it. Well, the problem is that it can be socially difficult for some people to do this, especially if they romantically like the person they want the number from!
In this case, it’s best to just be up front and ask for the number or to just add the person on Facebook. The best way to get a number is to ask for it in a funny or offhand way, something like, “I’ve had a lot of fun with you in this class. We should stay connected over the summer.”
What you don’t want to do is confess your undying love or try to move the relationship in a direction it may not be ready to go in. But, by getting a person’s number or adding them on social media, you’re making sure that you can take the relationship where you want it when the time does come.
So, keep those friends over summer. Take the initiative and get their information. It may be hard at first, but it sure beats a long, lonely summer.