Agree with this and funny story to tell. When I first moved to SoCal after living in New York much of my life, I was at the beach and approached by a man who asked me if I wanted to go out on his boat. Since he was a stranger, I politely declined and he gave me his number and asked me to call him!Take it from me, I been in business for a long ass time and had business cards for years.. Business cards means jack**** to a woman.. Women look for guys who are interested in them to actually ASK their PHONE NUMBER.. When you give her a business card, a woman does not know what to do with it.. She might keep it or just throw it away.. but it has nothing to do with attraction or connection to you.
This was so different from how the men in New York behaved (asking ME for MY number), I was pretty shocked and my first words (being the ever so outspoken woman that I am lol) were (in my own girly way lol) "Hey wait a second! Shouldn't it be the other way around? Like you should be asking me for my number?"
Anyway, that got us talking about where I'm from and my expectations in that regard.
Anyway, it was a funny moment and we were both laughing about it.
But yeah for the most part agree with above quoted. It's conditioning really, what women have been conditioned to expect.
It's not black and white, I know women who actually prefer to take a man's number and have the ball be in her court as to when (or if) to call.
I can see their point too.