Donald met Melania a year after he had split with his previous wife Marla Maples. He asked for her number and was snubbed. When asked why later, Melania said it was because Trump was at the party with a date. He apparently sent her to the women's room to give himself an opportunity to approach Melania. His reputation as a womanizer preceded him - Melania was reluctant but eventually did give him her phone number.