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Valentines app: How to ask girl for phone number

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Jeep Sao mobile app suggests strategies to ask for girls' phone numbers, boosts courage & helps you deal with rejection. 

Jeep Sao app to help guys successfully ask girls for their phone number.

TECHNOLOGY

Flirty with a chance of phone numbers

12/02/2014

Sasiwimon Boonruang

One of the first steps for a guy in flirting with a girl is to ask her for her phone number. What else? Well, a bible of successful flirting techniques is now offered in a mobile app.

Jeep Sao is the first of its kind created to boost the chances of making friends and helping men to successfully ask women for their phone number.

“We spent years conducting research on flirtation including interviews with thousands of people. This app is the flirting innovation that resulted from this research,” said Nawapat Suwasin, managing director of Badtayak, the app developer.

The free version of the app is generally a list of strategies, such as how to get a phone number in one minute. The app, says the developer, serves as a tool that encourages men and builds up their courage, while also understanding the nature of women with respect. The app also has a system to help users cope when they are “rejected” by a woman. 

The highlight of the app is in the paid version ($0.99). Called Super Duper Jeep Sao, it offers additional functions including emergency rescue, and how to ask for numbers in 18 different situations, such as in a public van, or on the MRT or BTS.

“We recommend a position on the BTS station that you should stand in to be able to get the phone number of a lady, how to flirt on social media or Line applications, in bookstores, or even in a traffic jam,” said Nawapat, adding that the strategies have been formed from the interviews.

He pointed out an observation from the study that men often complain when women refuse to give them their phone number. So the app comes with a warning: women are the gender of your mother and not your toy. This is not an app for men to take advantage of women. If you get her phone number, you must enter the relationship with honour. Don’t forget to say thank you even if she does not give you her number. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the number, try again for the right one.

“The goal of our app is that users must honour others, so they will receive honour in return,” says Nawapat.

Jeep Sao has already had over 200,000 downloads, both free and paid versions. It is now only available on the iOS platform. Men aged 18-24 years is the group with the most users of the app, followed by those who are at 25-34 years old, while those 55 years old and up also download the app sometimes. It is targeted at single men, but it turns out that a lot of women also download the app in order to see what they could be dealing with in situations where they are flirted with.

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Vocabulary:

application (app): a program designed to do a particular job; a piece of software - โปรแกรมใช้งาน, โปรแกรมคอมพิวเตอร์

bible: a book containing important information on a subject, that you refer to very often - ตำราที่เชื่อได้, คู่มือที่เชื่อได้

boost: to increase - เพิ่ม

chance: A possibility; a likelihood; an opportunity - โอกาส

complain: to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something - บ่น, ร้องทุกข์

conduct: to do something in an organised way; to carry out — - ลงมือทำ, ดำเนิน, ปฏิบัติ

cope: to deal successfully with a difficult situation - รับมือกับ

courage: the ability to do something that you know is right or good, even though it is dangerous, frightening, or very difficult - ความกล้าหาญ

deal with: to take appropriate action in a particular situation or according to who you are talking to, managing, etc. - รับมือ

developer: software developer, a person who writes computer programs and apps as their job -

discouraged: feeling that it is useless to try to do something - หมดกำลังใจ, ท้อแท้

emergency: an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary - เหตุฉุกเฉิน

encourage: to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen - ปลุกใจ

flirt: say things to a girl or guy you are interested in to make them live you or love you and become your girlfriend or boyfriend - จีบ

flirty: behaving as if you are sexually attracted to someone, although not seriously - ทำเจ้าชู้

form: to start to exist and develop; to make something start to exist and develop - พัฒนาขึ้น, สร้างขึ้น

gender: the fact of being either male or female - เพศ

generally: true in most cases and situations - โดยทั่วไป, โดยปกติ, ส่วนมาก

goal: aim; purpose - เป้าหมาย จุดมุ่งหมาย

highlight: the most exciting, impressive, or interesting part of an event - เหตุการณ์สำคัญ, จุดสำคัญ

honour: having high moral standards - เกียรติยศ, เกียรติ

honour: to do something that shows great respect for somebody/something - เคารพ,นับถือ, ยกย่อง

interview: a meeting (often a public one) at which a journalist asks somebody questions in order to find out their opinions, experiences, etc. - การสัมภาษณ์

managing director (MD): the top manager of a company, similar to a CEO, the member of a company's board of directors who is responsible for running a company on a daily basis -

mobile (technology): of devices, especially telecommunication devices, that can easily be moved around, e.g., mobile phones, tablets, notebook computers - อุปกรณ์ซึ่งเคลื่อนที่ได้ง่าย

nature: the basic quality of something - ธรรมชาติของสิ่งต่างๆ

observation: the process of watching someone or something carefully, in order to find something out - การสังเกต

platform: the type of computer system or the software that is used -

position: to put somebody/something in a particular place or position - จัดวาง, วางที่, วางตำแหน่ง

refuse: to say or show that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do - ปฏิเสธ

reject: to not accept something - ปฏิเสธ ไม่ยอมรับ

relationship: a sexual or romantic connection between two people - ความสัมพันธ์

rescue: saving a person or animal from a dangerous or unpleasant situation - การช่วยชีวิต

research: to make a careful study of a subject, especially in order to discover new facts or information about it - ทำการวิจัย

respect: a feeling of admiration that you have for someone/something because of their personal qualities, their achievements, or their status, and that you show by treating them in a polite and kind way - ความเคารพ, ความนับถือ

single: unmarried - โสด

situation: all the circumstances and things that are happening at a particular time and in a particular place - สถานการณ์

social media: the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. - เครือข่ายสังคมออนไลน์

step: one of a series of actions that you do in order to achieve a particular aim - ขั้นตอน

strategy: a plan that is intended to achieve a particular purpose - ยุทธวิธี, กลวิธี

study: a project that looks at some subject in great detail and produces a report to share the information - งานวิจัย

successful: achieved the goals you wanted to achieve or made a lot of money - มีผลสำเร็จ, ประสบผลสำเร็จ, ประสบชัยชนะ

take advantage of: to use something to get some benefit or "advantage" from -

target: to direct something at someone or something - ตั้งเป้าหมาย

technique: a method of doing something using a special skill that you have developed - เทคนิค, กลวิธี (เฉพาะด้าน)

tool: a thing that helps you to do your job or to achieve something - เครื่องมือ

traffic jam: roads that are very crowded with vehicles - รถติด

understanding: sympathy; understand someone's difficult situation; when you see and understand the problem that a person i experiencing so you don't complain or help them; compassion, pity - ] ความเห็นใจ, ความสงสาร

version: a particular form of something which varies slightly from other forms of the same thing - ชุด, เวอร์ชั่น

warning: an action or statement telling someone of a possible problem or danger - คำเตือน, การเตือน

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