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    Posted on Nov 21, 2014

    Here's How To Handle A Text From A Number You Don't Recognize

    Here's how to play the name game.

    So it's a Friday night, you're out with your friends, having a good time, and yeah... getting a lil bit TURNT.

    MTV

    Next thing you know, you're talking to a sexy stranger. Some flirtatious dancing... and maybe even some lip-locking... might be involved.

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    Most important, you exchange numbers. Because, you know, you're adults, and you want to hang out again. And you feel pretty dang good about getting someone's number!

    Fox

    But you soon forget about your Friday night ~fling~. A few days later, the most terrifying thing ever happens: YOU GET A TEXT FROM A MYSTERY NUMBER. And you can't remember hottie's name.

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    Dammit.

    BUT PRO TIP: Instead of asking WHO is texting you, do the following — ask how to spell their name because you "thought you spelled it wrong." GENIUS.

    This basically works ANY TIME you get a random text — not just romantic partners!

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    Now if you could only find a way to remember everyone's name IRL...

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    h/t Tumblr user Commentating.

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