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Man's epic struggle to crack woman’s number from a cryptic note is a modern love story in the making

Although the woman only gave him 'most' of her number, the man was determined to figure out the rest and make it happen.

Man's epic struggle to crack woman’s number from a cryptic note is a modern love story in the making
Cover Image Source: Twitter/@HenpeckedHal

Sometimes, a moment of real-life romance can be just as exciting as in films. You lock eyes with the person you feel drawn to, and it's as if your hearts have already connected. Both share a knowing smile, and the vibe between you is electric. In today's life, a moment like this might lead to one of you giving the other your number or adding each other on social media. But sometimes, it might just happen that one person decides to make the other work a little harder to get their number.

The story of one man whose dream girl gave him only "most of" her number had people in fits of laughter and curiosity. But it was actually a testament to the power of a romantic connection – that the man was determined to get the rest of her number and make it happen. It all started when Twitter user @HenpeckedHal posted a screenshot of a conversation between him and his cousin about a girl the cousin met at a bar. The tweet of the hilarious conversation has since gained more than 701k likes. The caption read: "My 22-year-old cousin met his dream girl at a bar and it's going pretty well," and had everyone laughing.


The conversation starts with the cousin saying: "I met my soulmate last night." @HenpeckedHal ecstatically replied: "My man! Did you get her number?" However, he was soon left confused by his cousin's reply, which was that he got "most of it." After asking "how do you get most of a number," his cousin showed him a napkin with a very cryptic message scribbled on it. It said: "Call me! 512-3*1-2*04". The note was signed "Jackie," and at the bottom of the note, it said: "Trust me, I'm worth it." By this point, the Twitter user was completely invested in his cousin's love life and expressed his shock and confusion at the puzzling napkin note. "WTF?!?! What are you going to do?" he said in response.

The cousin's response to the question was quite amusing. He shared a picture of a notepad that showed all his attempts to decode the number he was given. He had already tried calling some of the numbers to find out if the person on the other end was Jackie. Other Twitter users were highly interested in the outcome of his search and asked if he had found his dream girl yet.

@pardo_ commented: "Why did he assume the * is a wild card and not a times symbol? Maybe this is a PEMDAS test?" @theaceofspaeder said: "Call me crazy but tell him to try six and nine. Lol." @katarnett wrote: "He needs to find out the NXX used the area. Phone numbers go NPA-NXX-1234. Only certain NXX will be in use there."

Finally, after Hal's tweet went viral, Jackie herself got in touch with him in a direct message and provided proof that she was the girl his cousin had a conversation with. Hal was amazed, and responded: "HOLY S**T!!!! I just talked to him. WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER???? He said he's halfway through the list, which means he's actually like 10% of the way through it."


Jackie, however, was quick to take over the operation, suggesting that his cousin may not be as clever as he thought and asking for his number instead.

In an update to the tweet, Hal added: "To the internet sleuths who dug through area codes and exchanges, the programmers who sent scripts and code, the excel junkies who sent me docs to share with my cousin, y'all are wild. I couldn't come close to getting back to everyone, but I appreciate it. She found him."


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