Men please answer honestly: why do so many men expect the woman to call first?
Among making the first moves in other ways...I was brought up to be under the impression that men only appreciate women who let men chase them. If this is the case (or maybe it isn't) then why ask women to make the first moves?
Does it mean he really isn't interested if he asks her to call first?
I do it to see if the woman is interested and it gives her control of the situation. These days so many women will give you the wrong number instead of just saying no thank you, I'm not interested. I realize some men act like total knuckleheads when rejected by women so I can kind of understand the woman's position. So I hand a woman my business card and ask her to give me a call. If she does, great, she's interested. If she doesn't, no biggie, I move on and she doesn't have to worry about whether I'm calling and bugging her for a date because I don't ask for her number.
In today's fine, feminist oriented world, a man that asks a women out is libel to be prosecuted for sexual harassment, lose his job and be a social outcast. Most of us have had the experience of smiling and greeting a strange women only to have her declare us to be a "pervert". Ladies if you want to go out, we're willing, but not enough to risk our jobs and reputations. You are going to have to make the first move. Don't like the idea? Take it up with your "sisters".