Man of Steel
There's something you and many others need to realize about the difference between jerks and nice guys. Why is it that nice guys always finish last? Why is it that the nice guys usually never get the kind of girl that they want? Why is it that even when the nice guy finally wins, the jerk wins even more?
The difference between the two, to simply put it, is balls.
Women are always looking for a man who proves that he is such. Usually standing up to women and other men proves that you are more than capable of supporting yourself. If you ever apologize to a girl for anything or back down because you think you did something to offend her, she will only lose interest in you herself.
Being a jerk to girls works for a time because it shows that you are a strong man who doesn't put up with much. It especially works on women who have bitch shields, mainly because it shows that you are not willing to tolerate their garbage. However, if used too much, it can backfire and just make you look like a jerk all together.
The best way to go is to be a nice guy with guts. Simply put, don't be dependent on her, stand up for yourself often, and don't let her push you around with favors and such. Being a jerk to her will only make her perceive you as one. Your goal is to make her dependent on you, not the other way around.
As to answer your question, be sporadic with your responding times. One moment answer within 2 minutes of a text; the next respond in two hours. When you do respond, make sure you don't send her massive text messages. Keep them short and sweet. Also, do not always be at her beck and whim. Some nights, you just have to say "No, I can't make those plans". And when you invite her to make plans and she says no, tell her how great your time was and make her regret not doing anything with you.
Another way to capture her interest is to keep conversations interesting. Go through the forums and check out all of the interesting conversation starters and text games there are. You'll find some really good ones. Generic questions like "What's up?" will only receive generic responses. Think outside the box.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X