If the email gives no sence of this person's personality, then I wouldn't but if I truely enjoyed the bantor back and forth, I would send my digits to them in a heartbeat.
Other times if I've gotten a number, and I'm not interested, I will say thanks, but not offer mine.
It's going to be different for everyone, and likely different every time.
I don't necessarily have a 'set #' of emails before offering my tel#... 3 maybe 5 emails tops, then propose meeting or phone.Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...Since every woman seems to have a different attitude about this, I recommend asking in an email what her preference is. If a man has a very short profile and doesn't provide much info in his emails, though, I will either email long enough to get a better idea of who he is or politely say no thanks. There is no set number of e-mails, everyone is different.That way you can let her know that while you are interested and prefer to talk on the phone sooner rather than later, you are also respectful of her preferences or comfort level with this. Different circumstances; different reasons; different preference.)One thing I totally agree with you about is that I'd rather meet someone sooner than email forever. I get the sense that you are rushing things a bit, obviously they aren't ready to share that info yet, so maybe slow down and give you BOTH enough time to get to the phone stage.