And if he doesn't ask for your digits, you can, well, hint a little.
Whether it's conscious or not, most of us have done it, leaning into him, playing it coy to encourage him to make a move.
You could also play a game where, for every point scored, the person who earned the point gets to ask a question.
Just be sure to choose a game you're sure to win or tie, or you may find yourself doing all the talking.
Sometimes (okay, most of the time), though, first dates aren't smooth sailing.
That doesn't always mean you're incompatible — just that we are humans, and dating can be awkward.
I've been people-shopping recently, or what some folks call Online Dating, and I've managed to meet some really interesting people.
You could each write down questions on scraps of paper--serious and fun so the mood doesn't get too heavy - and throw them into jars (yours in one, his in another).
Take turns fishing out questions and answering them.
Despite the fact that Match.com, the first online dating site, was founded in 1992 (which is pretty old for anything in the tech world), in reality this form of dating is infantile in terms of creating a massive dating culture shift.
So, step away from the keyboard a minute and consider that men don't always know how to ask you out in the worldwide web.
It can be hard to figure out what to ask without making it seem like you're interrogating your date.