If the number is found out by others, you can change for another one and pretend nothing has happened.Or if you want to break up with your secret lover, you could just discard the private phone number so you wouldn’t be disturbed. Most relationships don’t last long enough to warrant saving a full name, but it’d be weird to find yourself in a serious relationship with someone whose last name is still a mystery.It’s entirely possible that you might never know someone’s full name, unless you’ve mastered internet sleuthing — or at least reverse image searching.If they want to connect off an app, they have to get a person’s number, but then, how do they save that number?A phone book can only store so many Jeremy’s and Tom’s before it becomes an absurdist critique of the rotating door that is dating in the 21st century.The use case is obvious: instead of handing out your real phone number to strangers, Vumber lets you spin up a new phone number, which you then redirect to your real phone.
Now, some dating app creators say there has to be a better way to help people forge connections IRL.
So with all this in my mind during a lonely subway commute, I decided to poll my friends and colleagues on how they save numbers.
There are five main methods: This was by far the most common solution to number saving.
A private phone number is a secret number because you don’t need it to contact your friends and family.
This number is exclusive used for your secret dating.