Re: mixed signals, shes "not looking for anything"
I mean this in the nicest way possible. That was a train wreck my friend.
Whenever a woman starts a text with "Hey, if I'm bugging you just let me know....." I just want to throw up. It instantly gives me this feeling that they have low self esteem when I genuinely been busy. Not because I don't want to talk to them. Always assume attraction. Always.
The next thing is you mirrored her response when she said she wasn't looking for anything serious. In some cases this is ok, but it felt like it came from a place of reacting to her rather than genuinely not wanting something serious. Remember women see through stuff better than men. So if your just reacting to her, she'll most likely know.
A better response would've been "Seriously? Ah because I was kinda hoping we'd go to Vegas this weekend and get hitched. Do people still say getting hitched?" You've ignored her statement and brushed it off. That's a strong frame.
They're a few reasons why she would say that. NONE of them are set in stone. She could not want to look like she's easy, not want something serious WITH YOU, or is hanging onto an ex bf. Who knows. So who cares. Ignore it and push through.
"All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."