The semester has just started for my university and I am a freshman adult returning from the Navy. So the Majority of the girls are 18 and I'm 25.
I try to be social in all of my classes, especially with the instructors because it makes me feel more engaged. I sit up front in class to do this so I stay focused etc. A lot of the girls sit in various corners of each class room, seldom have any of them chosen to sit right up front.
One morning I got to class a few minutes early and a few girls came in, my hands were a little dryer than usually so I asked the closest one to me if she had any hand lotion and could spot me. She said know, so I caught another girl as she was walking in, very cute and I waved and said "Hey, you wouldn't happen to have any hand lotion would you?" to her as well (I was not using this as some pick up starter or anything, I honestly needed hand lotion and I just don't have any problem talking to new people).
She said she did indeed have some lotion, she walked it over to my side of the class room and we started small talk. I asked her what her name was, thanked her and then I told her my name. When I said my name, she said "I already know that" and I replied with "you do?" she said that I was in some of her other classes as well and I just hadn't noticed her. But she noticed me and remembered my name, so I took that as an IOI. She said I was social and always spoke actively with the professors. I am Alpha in all of my classes and I think she picked up on that.
After class I walked up to her, asked her what the other classes we apparently had together, explained to her that I could use help in one of my other classes and she said we could be study partners. She offered to exchange phone numbers and I declined because my cell phone is deactivated currently so I told her we should exchange emails for the time being instead (was this wrong? how much of an error?).
We've studied 2-3 days just 1 on 1 Quizzing each other in preparation for an exam. The study sessions felt comfortable and light, but fun. I don't think either of us were tense, it was very social and easy going.
We didn't just study, we talked about off topic things as well. She mentioned she had a problem speaking in front of a class room or a large audience, and I explained to her when I was younger I use to be the same way. I told her that we should join theater because I've read that it helps you over come public speaking anxiety and it would be fun. She said no at first, but the more I talked about getting her to sign up with me... she said "yeah I probably should join theater" so it seems like a possibility for next semester.
I told her that if I didn't get an "A" I was going to ditch her and find a new study partner, jokingly of course.. she said "You won't find a better study partner and smiled"... I took this another semi IOI in the fact that I have not intimidated her by my age or anything.
We've also been exchanging emails to help each other with a paper we have duo tomorrow, the final draft anyways. We give each other feedback and criticism. I emailed her last night saying I had to go for about 40 minutes and I asked her if she would be online when I got back, she said she would be. I responded to her email with feed back of her paper etc, it was actually a cover letter and she never responded last night.
Then today, the class we have been studying for.. as soon as we were dismissed she very quickly got up and left like she was avoiding me or something, I'm not sure why. I'm always personable with her and I have not given her any indication that I was interested in her so I don't know why she would be "scared off" or something...
How should I interpret this? Should I confront her right away and be like, if so.. how? Or should I give it a few days/weeks and continue to study our brief interactions before I confront her?