This is my first thread so please go easy on me.
Something a little bizarre happened. A girl was totally attracted to me and after a little while it seemed to just disappear in a matter of days.
We had just finished a lecture, I was the last person out of the building. From the corner of my eye, I see someone walking along, stop and then turn to my direction. I look up and see a cute brunette I had first spotted a week ago. "Hi." she says all smiley. "Did I miss the lecture?" "Yeah, we just finished." etc. She is quite chatty whilst I say only a few words. "I'm Samantha. What's your name?" (Indicator of Interest) She was acting the way I used to around girls, talkative and eager. (She sits close to me in class so I know she doesn't talk this much usually) I was pretty certain she liked me and wasn't able to believe that for the first time a girl approached me and not the other way around
We walk to class together, she's doing most of the talking. We then part to our desks. See her the next day. We accidentally caught each others eye and she gave me a smile no girl has ever given me. I smile back and say hi, she says hi back. Later that day, I was in the corner of the room where we have to sign our names onto the register for the day and I'm the only one around. I see Samantha walk through the door, stop, notice me and then she comes to the register. (I.O.I) Now you're probably asking how I know it was an I.O.I. Well, I looked down and noticed she had already signed in for the day. She was trying to get a conversation going, but I kept the Cat String theory in mind and walked away without saying anything or evening noticing her. (Looking back I think that was a mistake) Another I.O.I was that she likes my picture of eggs a little too much. (I do art)
I meet her again on the staircase going to the classroom a few days later, "How are you?" She asks. "I'm great. How are you?" etc. I decided its been enough time and decide to talk to her a little when we get to class (It was still lunch)
I sit near one of her tables and I start out all confident but after about two minutes I start getting a little nervous because the conversation isn't flowing as well as I expected. I'm asking a few questions expecting her to ask some back and get it going, I'm asking stuff like: "Hey, didn't you say you played Reggae?" and such, but she's not elaborating. And I'm not able to think of any decent ones so quickly. I was thrown off and what threw me off even more was that she was yawning after 2 minutes (but she had been tired that day) and checking her nails after another 2 minutes. (I have no reason for the nails)
So that didn't go too well, I'm worried at this stage. I hate leaving things on awkward notes so I shortly after asked if I could borrow her masking tape. I know she really likes Bob Marley so after using the tape I wrote "Thanks." and then wrote the opening lyrics to one of his songs on the tape with some music notes and gave it back to her. I walk away and she laughs at my little joke. I feel a little better.
Now I don't know if today didnt go too well because she was tired, or she was expecting me to be more "badass" (I'm quite a tall, broad, big guy who was wearing a very noticeable new red hoodie with artistic designs on it (Peacock Theory) and two silver rings, but I'm more shy and "sweet" than most guys of my build and "look") or if I said something wrong? Did I mess up? What can I do to recover?
P.S. Thank you for your time and apologies for the slightly long read