Let me set the story a bit:
I've been interacting with this girl for over a year, and there's definitely attraction. I want her to be my girlfriend! Gradually, I've been escalating kino, and getting more physical. Still, I know that I've progressed much too slowly, and I think her attraction for me, which was very strong earlier on, has recently waned a bit.
In any case, our last in-person interaction was a week ago, and I put my arms around her and rested my head on hers for a few seconds, and she seemed to enjoy it. We were both feeling the vibe.
So one of our main points of meeting is having tea. I often run into her randomly in the dorm and we'll share a cup of tea. Yesterday, I messaged her "tea todai!?" (< - possibly mistake #1), one of the first times where we actually scheduled a meeting in advance (previously all of our encounters were essentially unscheduled), and was fully expecting a positive response.
She responded with "in your dreams". I then said "more like a nightmare " (< - probably mistake #2, could've said something better/more suave haha). In any case, now I think she's got me by the balls >_>. I can't ask her to go for tea because that'll seem needy. Do I just have to wait until she makes the next move (if she does make one at all? I don't think is a good idea...)? Should I wait a couple days and then 'ask' in a more direct manner ("I'm gonna be up late doing work tonight, let's do a tea party - bring your teddy bears and dolls")? Should I wait longer, maybe a week?
Any advice is much appreciated y'all...I really want to meet with her (only 1 month until graduation), but I don't know how to proceed in this situation without coming off as clingy or needy...the "in your dreams" line really threw me for a loop....I think she's playing hard to get, but I dunno how to move forward. Is asking for tea again just a bad thing to do?