Hi all - this is pretty much my first post/question I've asked here. But I'm in a bind and can't figure out how to play this next move. I had seen this girl through facebook...she's a friend of like 11 of my friends so she popped up a lot. We had never met though, as although from my hometown, she is about 4 years younger than me. This girl is a 10. And also my type because she seems really artsy, has a bunch of cool tats, is like a ballerina or something and model.
I friended her a couple weeks ago and she accepted.
I pondered for awhile about what/when to say something. How to open without being creepy. However, one evening I made the mistake of drunk-facebooking, and at the time it seemed appropriate to send her a message. I figured I'd screwed up my chance the following morning, but a day later she responded. Here's more or less the interaction.
I don't know if we've actually ever met…but your name sounded familiar and we had a bunch of friends in common. More importantly, besides being beautiful, you have a Neruda quote up on your page. I therefore found you intriguing and HAD to at least chat with you. I'm trying to plan my first tattoo to be a quote from a Frank O'Hara poem: "perhaps I am myself again." Do you have a local tattoo artist??
- note - I included the stuff about the tattoos mainly because she had a similar 'quote' tattoo, and I felt it would create a good connection with the poetry stuff, and I thought I needed to at least ask some question to expect a response. I was a little worried I came off mostly as a guy in search of tattoo advice though...
Hey there, I did notice that we do have a few friends in common as well. I do appreciate that you too are a lover of Neruda. I love the idea of your tattoo quote, would it be your first tattoo? As for a tattoo artist I know a few. My favorite tattoo artist did the one on my spine and rib cage, but she is no longer available around here. I know all the guys at ********* Tattoos, **** did the one on my ankle bone and I think he does pretty amazing work. Where on your body would you end up getting the tattoo?
I feel like this is probably as positive a response as I could have hoped...I mean, I was a bit surprised I didn't get ignored as some new random creepy guy hitting on her.
So obviously I'm going to move forward, but how fast do I play this? I'm kind of thinking basically ask her for a drink/phone number and be very up front and direct, right?
or do I hang back and continue chatting on facebook for awhile and get to know each other? I'm thinking since we have friends in common, at least she knows I'm not a psycho killer so she'd feel comfortable meeting me somewhere.