Disguise Your Phone Number for Online Dating
A cute-but-casual locale must be selected, a convenient-but-not-desperate date and time must be agreed upon, and two human beings must actually show up to the cataclysmic event that is a pretty-much-blind date. This is when you exchange numbers via the app in order to communicate more effectively about the IRL date you're trying to arrange. If you are talking time and place, offer up your number.
Overall, Golden recommends waiting to share your number once a date, time, and location are confirmed. No, the fact that you didn't open the app during your busy work day does not mean the chemistry isn't there. It's an app, and it's easy to forget to check back in with a stranger about how their Monday was.