I am getting to grips with negs and jokey banter type conversations with girls at the moment. When I am talking to a girl I usually ask them a question, try to poke fun at their answer and then DHV by telling her something I know about the subject that makes me sound cool.
I have seen how effective a good neg can be; you can just see it in their eyes when it hits its mark. However I am new to all of this and sometimes I can miss-calibrate my poking fun at her. This has happened a couple of times both infield and online. Do you guys have any advice for reversing a neg once you've done it?
I usually just say, "I am only messing with you." or "I'm just joking around." but this can come across as apologetic which is pretty undesirable. Anyone have any advice on how to come back from a miss-calibrated neg?
In particular I am puzzling over how to come back from this conversation on pof.com
Me: Are you the kinda girl who takes forever to do their hair and make up, or does it just look that way?
Her: That all depends! Are you the kind of guy who reads peoples profiles before messaging? Or do you just look at the pictures? :P
Me: Ha ha, well a lot of people's profiles can be a bit generic. So lucky for you I went with just the pictures this time.
This is clearly jokey, but she hasn't replied. How do I move on from here without apologising?