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So....can I ask my electrician for his phone number?

(338 Posts)
TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 10:12:36

Or is there an etiquette which means he's not allowed to do that sort of thing? smile

chaseisonthecase Thu 21-Apr-16 10:17:41

Go for it. You'll never know until you ask.

DiggersRest Thu 21-Apr-16 10:17:51

I assume you would already have it?!

If he's not in a relationship then definitely smile. But if he's not interested do you have another electrician? Good tradies are hard to come by.

Keep us updated grin

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 10:20:23

No he worked for my housing association so not his direct number, and I can't ask the office. That's weird 😂😂

He doesn't have a ring.

How does one ask for a number? I've never approached a man in my 31 years. They've all come to me. (Yes...I'm THAT sexy. Haha. No.)
And how does one handle the rejection? When would be an opportune time to do it; say better when he's about to leave? What if my kids are here - best not to then I guess?

Blodynn Thu 21-Apr-16 10:28:32

Not wearing a ring doesn't mean he is not married or in a relationship though. But, if you ask and he is in a relationship, I'm sure he will be very flattered

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 10:31:38

Of course I know that. (Not rudely meant by the way!)
Well he has to come back next week to finish the job so perhaps I'll ask then smile

PotOfYoghurt Thu 21-Apr-16 10:33:41

I think I would just casually ask as he was getting ready to leave 'By the way, I'm not sure if you're available or not but would you like to go for a drink with me sometime?'

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 10:35:59

It sounds so easy written down 😊

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 21-Apr-16 10:39:23

aww did you have a lovely spark? A real connection?

<runs out of puns that are not too smutty>

just ask, nothing ventured nothing gained!
You could ask if he has a card ....a "friend" was asking for recommendations for electricians

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 10:42:44

Yes that's true. I'm just not good with the embarrassment after 😊

hellsbellsmelons Thu 21-Apr-16 12:02:18

I'm now living with my electrician! (it's seriously, well handy)
He did the chasing though.
Go for it!

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 12:30:11

ok. I'll give it a go. smile

ApocalypseSlough Thu 21-Apr-16 12:33:20

electricians never wear rings for fear of electrocution/ shock
Please ask and report back!

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 13:27:35

I don't know what would be less embarrassing - finding out he is married, or finding out he isn't interested!

One thing laways hold me back is thinking I'm not attractive enough to ask for numbers - how do i get over that hurdle? Just do it? Eek.

TheNaze73 Thu 21-Apr-16 14:02:02

Don't overthink it, just ask. It's no biggie

hellsbellsmelons Thu 21-Apr-16 14:12:17

He finishes off the job and while saying goodbye you just say 'shall we exchange phone numbers?'

FishOn Thu 21-Apr-16 14:15:29

It is seriously handy living with an electrician, it's true grin

I asked mine out - go on, do it

twirlypoo Thu 21-Apr-16 14:16:37

Do it!!!

I would just say as he is leaving, "thank you so much, actually can I grab your number in case I need anything" then send a flirty text afterwards - rejection is easier (if that happens) via text!

Somerville Thu 21-Apr-16 14:18:24

^^ Do as Twirlypoo suggests.

Yipeekayee72 Thu 21-Apr-16 14:22:24

Personally I wouldn't ask directly as some chancers will go for it whether taken or not. You can usually get round to the subject in a round about way and then if the coast is definitely clear then go for it.

TrafficJunkie Thu 21-Apr-16 14:28:17

I guess it isn't really. smile I'll post an update after he's been back. smile

RiceCrispieTreats Thu 21-Apr-16 14:29:32

I'd do a lot of chatting while he's working, looking for areas of common interest and seeing if you can create a reason to see each other again that's linked to that common interest. Then you have an objective reason to ask for his number: "Give me your number so I can contact you when I next go fly-fishing / when that band is in town again / when my walking group organises another outing."

You know, the way you'd flirt with anyone, whether at a dinner party or bar, or indeed while they fix your electrical installation.

AnotherPrickInTheWall Thu 21-Apr-16 14:34:06

Just try talking to the man. Strike up a conversation about anything and see what happens.

LocalEditorEssex Thu 21-Apr-16 14:43:04

As long as he isn't my DP grin go for it!!!

As previously said above, it is very handy sometimes having one about.

Joysmum Thu 21-Apr-16 14:45:34

You'd better hope it's him they send to finish the job then.

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