So I work at Starbucks. A girl came in last night who was pretty cute. We hit it off and she sits down in the cafe to study. I was closing the store (working 2-1030pm) so she was there from about 5pm on. At the end of the night, around 10 o'clock before we close the store to customers and finish up, she comes up to the counter and buys some cheap food and I could tell she wanted me to ask for her number or hang out. I wasn't really feeling it (Idk why) so I let it go.
She came in AGAIN tonight except she was realllly pretty. Her hair was all done up and she looked really hot. Same thing happened except on my break I sat down next to her, and used the question:"White or Red?"
Her: Uhm, red!
Me: Funny, I wouldn't have pegged you for a red wine kind of girl.
Her: Oh, yeah I love red wine! But the tiniest amount gets me drunk and then I fall asleep.
I then segued into astronomy and looking at stars through telescopes on a beautiful night like tonight. I ask her if she'd like to come over and hang out in my backyard patio since it's so nice out. She says she will pass on the wine but would love to hang out on my patio.
She actually waited outside at one of our tables for me on her laptop doing homework until I got out - we even got out a few minutes late on account of me flirting with her. I then sit with her, and she tells me this ONE math problem she's doing is going to take her all night and it's due tomorrow so she can't really hang out. She says why don't we go for a walk, to which I reply, "Okay like at a park?", "No right here."
... For the next 45 minutes we literally walked around the perimeter sidewalk and street of my store, getting to know each other and trading stories. I asked her what perfume that was and as I went to smell her hair, she kinda giggled but backed her face away. So I know that wasn't good but considering earlier on, plus what I can do now, maybe I could warm her up while we walk. But then at the end of the interaction, the usual supply truck came to stock our store around 11:30 and was about to block her car in so she had to go. The goodbye was a little awkward because I felt like she turned down my patio offer because she somehow felt threatened by me, plus the truck was backing in so she really had to go. Besides not asking her if she'd like to continue the convo back at my place, I don't know where I went wrong - especially the part in between me asking her to come over, and then shortly after meeting her outside after we closed the store.
Even though she has 3 courses left in grad school, I felt like the math problem was an obvious test for me to overcome. She told me during our walk that she lives in her car to not pay rent or "step on the lives" of her parents... so I thought maybe she felt threatened and vulnerable not living under her parents' roof? I don't know the interaction is all very weird to me because it went from very obvious and almost effortless IOIs on her part to this "one-step-backward" feeling when she changed her mind. When we can finally have alone time she wants to walk around the outside of my store in circles? What kind of fun is that? That's some weird shit right there. Thoughts ya'll?