My story is pretty sad, but alas the future holds much fruitiful bounty. No pun intended.
To start off, I "dated" this girl when i was 16 and she was 14 for about 2 weeks. She ended up breaking up with me to date a girl, then broke up with her a week later to date my best friend, a guy. We didn't contact each other and have been out of touch for about 8 years. One day at work, she comes through the restaurant door, and immediately we make eye contact. I wait though, because I'm not even sure if it's her. She and her male friend walk up to the cashier desk (i was the manager at the restaurant), where I was standing and we both keep on making eye contact and break, rinse and repeat while they are trying tomdecide what they want to order. After I take their order, and she still says nothing, but is obviously flirting with me with her eyes and giggling shyly, I approach her and introduce myself and we have a laugh and I do my thing. She ended up giving me her number. That was two weeks ago. The next day she begins to text me, and I end up bringing her along for some restaurant taste testing. She ended up appologizing to me for breaking up with me back then, and explained what happened / how bad she felt. Earlier in the conversation though she had mentioned just getting out of a serious relationship and that she didn't want to get into anything now since she's also leaving the country in a year... When i heard that, I thought, so u still have a whole year to spend with me? I'm in. A few days pass by, and we are still texting each other back and forth like mad. I think that she's really into me so 4 days after first seeing her, I tell her that I really like her. I got trapped by my own emotions. That went south very fast with an essay text from her saying how she didn't mean to lead me on, blah blah, and that she wanted to just be friends for now... For now.... Which got me thinking again, that she just wants to take it slow, and start of as friends but there is a chance of escalation. So I broke the ice again so to speak, and we were alright. 2 days later, and after many texts, I mention that I'm going taste testing again and tha she is welcome to come along, she does, and we end up going out for dinner afterwards with her friends. 3 guys, and a gal. The girl and one of the guys really liked me, the other two guys were more interested in their food. After that and many more texts mostly on my side (i screwed up again by making myself waaaaaay too available), we are at that point where she is being very cold and doesn't text me back within the same day. Some help with what I should do next would be greatly appreciated.