Hi guys. So I'm in need of help here. Let me explain the situation as best as I can.
I met this girl back in high school...I liked her back then, got rejected but kept her around as a friend. Lost feelings for her. We remained pretty close friends though. Fast forward to last week and she calls me for my birthday. She always constantly jokes by saying "we should date" and I brush it off as such. This time though, she got very serious when I did. I jokingly said me too, and she said she was serious and that if I felt the same way I would have said it first, etc...I'm still thinking she's joking at this point so I brush it off at which point she seemed really upset. A few days later I asked her about it and she was still angry so we got into the topic and she told me she was serious about it and her feelings for me. I basically told her I'd give it a shot and that I kinda had a thing for her as well.
Now, she just came home for the weekend (lives in a different state) and I've hit her up the past 2 times. She seemed a bit weird when we were texting and hasn't contacted me to make plans yet. I'd like to hang out tonight but I don't want to constantly being the one to hit her up.
So my question is, do I wait this out now and risk not seeing her this weekend and have her go back home (she won't be home for another month), or do I hit her up again today and make plans (seems a little desperate, no?). And how do I react to this if she doesn't reach out to try to make plans this weekend as I don't want to screw this up.
Another thing...we were very close friends through this time and during our conversation about this she brought up the fact that she initially wanted to forget about it because she didn't want it to screw up our friendship (before I told her I feel the same way). I'm just not sure why she'd bring that up after telling me she's feeling me...what's the point? Clearly she took a calculated risk by saying this and thought it was worth it, no? Otherwise she wouldn't have said anything about her feelings for me.
I could be overreacting here but I just want this to work and I see no reason it shouldn't as we both know we like each other but it seems pretty difficult to try to set up plans when it really shouldn't be.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.