An anonymous commenter brought up the excellent point that just because the men positively embrace my response to their jeers, it does not mean they want to date me. Instead, it probably means they just want to fuck me. So now we will operate under the premise that when they ask for my phone number they are simply trying to get in my pants. Six of the eight men who hit on me this morning asked for my number. Now, three of them were in a group, so we could potentially count them as one since only one of them jotted my phone number down (though all three catcalled), but for ego purposes we will inflate the number and count all three.
Another commenter, Woods, suggested that I ask them questions so that I can gather statistics on how often they actually get a date from catcalling, why they do it, etc. I don't think I'm the proper person to conduct this experiment, because the statistics would be botched as the men would most likely inflate their success rate in order to impress me. If any fellow catcallers and readers of Jess and Josh want to take on this task and report back, we would be very grateful. Otherwise, I guess we'll all have to keep on wondering... why men do the things they do zomg lolz.