Sorry for the long post/story, just not sure where to go from here.
So I met this girl at the bar last weekend. We talked for a while, she seemed really interested in me. Put her number in my phone (I didn't ask), told me that we would hang out soon. Text her later on the next evening to establish contact. She texts me the following day and invites me to go out with her and her friends to the bar (This was Tuesday). Good start I suppose? Anyways, her friends end up leaving and she stays with me for the rest of the night at the bar. We have a great time. Lots of playful touching, dancing, and flirting. I end up going back to her place, we make out a bit and I end up leaving (She didn't want to escalate past kissing and had to work early the next morning).
Continue texting a bit, but I try not to text every day and look needy (Is this a mistake?). Sent her a text yesterday with no response (It was just a "Hey, whats up? text, so maybe it was just too boring), and haven't heard since. I figured I would give it a day or two before trying again, but I am new at this and don't know how to proceed from here. We are friends on FB and she is updating statuses etc, so I just don't know if I am being ignored, or she is playing hard to get, or just isn't interested. It is a holiday week/weekend and she told me she was going away, so that could also be the case. Just confused, but at the same time, I don't want to look like I am not interested and have her lose interest in me (if she hasn't already)
Also, I want to ask her on a real date (without alcohol involved), should my next text just try to initiate that or should I try to make conversation instead first. I don't want to do something stupid and miss out on this, I like this girl quite a bit (similar interests, beliefs etc). I also don't want to be friend zoned. Thanks