I have a few awesome field reports I'd like to share, but first I've a Thanksgiving special to post that I'd like some advice with.
LONG story made digestibly short:
HB9 & I have been friends for 8 years. We've almost hooked up a few times in those 8 years. It never happened. Ever. When we first became friends, I was a chubby AFC. It was 8th grade. She went to college 2 hours away, but we still communicated a few times a year, and hung out at least once a year. It was always a fun time. The level of rapport with HB9 has always been incredibly deep.
Fast forward to now. I'm in incredible shape, & have some serious social prowess. (Not to brag.) The transformation from beta to alpha has truly been breathtaking, as any of the 'ol high school people I ran into at the local watering hole the night before Thanksgiving will attest. ANYWAY--I texted HB9 because I thought I saw her there, she said she wasn't there. I got a ride home from the bar, and was about to fall asleep, when she asked me to hangout. I said I was too tipsy to drive (but sober to hang) and she needs to pick me up. She obliged. She drove us around, and I told her to sober up in my place. I took her downstairs, and went for the kiss. She gave me the cheek, then I gave a haughty laugh and said, "And he's denied. Crash & burn, folks. Show's over" She giggled, gave me the DDBL, and kissed me, then I grabbed her firmly, and we went at it. (Sidebar: I'm a fan of meta-humor. My comment showed that I wasn't affected in the slightest by rejection, found it amusing, and I made it playful.")
As I grabbed her hand & led her to my room, she giggled & said, "Oh my God, I'm making out with Axl, and he's taking me to his room. This is happening."
F-Close! We talked about how natural it felt, and she said it was the most natural hook-up she'd ever had. She stayed at my place till 11AM the next day. Also, she said there'd be a lot more of this.
When she left, I walked her out & said I'd text her later. I did. We engaged in light playful chatter. After a bit, I fell asleep. We didn't talk the next day, then the following day, I sent her a picture of a sock she'd left at my house. We had a few quick messages, then I sent, "I don't like what you're implying. I'm canceling the honeymoon to Vegas, and taking the 2.356 kids. It's over"
That text usually gets a positive response. It exaggerates my reaction to her sarcasm, plants the idea of "us" and gives her a reason to qualify. No response. It's been 1 day.
I'm not terribly worried about this, but my question is this, what steps would the vets out there do to make this more of a relationship? I'm not relationship guy by any means, as I was in one for the longest time, got in excellent shape afterward, and have sharpened my skills. I'm getting a lot more f-closes, but I know I can land hotter girls, and higher numbers, however, I do generally have an interest in this girl, more than most. She hasn't dated anyone in 4-years, and says guys don't like her. She has admitted self-esteem issues, and severe father issues.
Before we started fooling around (same night) we were talking about birthdays, and I mentioned taking her out for her birthday, since we are friends, and she said hers is always disappointing. She laughed. I told her again after we f-closed, and she laughed like I was just using a line. Her birthday is a few days before Christmas.
I think the play here is to wait for her to respond to me, and if she doesn't (or even if she does) then text her close to her birthday about taking her out. What do you guys think? I feel a little different here because she isn't a girl that I started gaming from point A, this is a girl where both of us know each other really well. In the past, when I've f-closed friends, I didn't really have a vested interest in them, and they didn't have nearly as deep a rapport with me.