Hey guys, I definitely need some guidance because I'm a little lost with this girl I'm pursuing. So here is my scenario - I am in college (it is the 2nd week of summer school right now) working on my 2nd degree. I am in my late 20s.
I have a morning class with a beautiful female athlete who is likely 19-20. When she walked in on the first day (last Tuesday), we made good eye contact - held it for a few seconds right off the bat. I did not talk to her that day. The next couple days she sits beside me (consistently to my left) without fail. I catch her looking at me sometimes and touching her hair, and her body/legs are turned towards me. I eventually (that Friday) strike up conversation about the class and a project we are working on. She is having a little trouble and I offer her help in the future. She asks my name and we introduce ourselves. I hold out my hand for her to take and she does, and seems genuinely surprised/amused by it.
Ok onto this week. Monday was a very positive day. I got to class first as usual, but due to somebody taking her typical spot, she had to sit across the room. I decided to approach her after class, on the walk out of the building. I strike up conversation again about the class and other small stuff. Before I know it, I have walked her out to her car and we are talking beside it. I offer to help her study sometime, she enthusiastically accepts, and wants my number. I put my number in her phone, and she texts me right there to give me hers. I mention I am about to walk back to my apartment and she offers a ride, which I accept. The drive was good - no pauses, full of conversation, and I am learning some details about her, She asks about me, and wants to know what year I am. I tell her straight up that I already graduated. She made a joke like "wow you're old" even though she doesn't know my actual age. She drops me off.
Now, I had no plans to text her that day, but lo and behold, around 7:30 she texts me. She has a couple questions about what we are working on in class. I answer her, but inject some humor into it. Every response she is sending has "haha!" in it. I actually passed out and later saw that she texted me around 11pm to say she think she has it figured out and she'll show me tomorrow.
Ok so Tuesday - the same exact thing happens with the seating and she is not beside me again. I approach her after class and make small talk. She asks me what I am doing on Wednesday (the next day) after class because she wants me to help her. She has a neutral location in mind (a specific place where the athletes study) and says she will swing by after her last class and pick me up. (Disclaimer: I do indeed have a nice truck that she has personally seen but I am trying to get by without buying a campus parking pass) Ok, I think, she is being really forward which seems cool. We agree on the terms and say goodbye.
Wednesday - we talk after class and she confirms that I still want to meet, and also confirms all the details mentioned above. It gets to be game time (2ish pm) And here is where it goes off the tracks. She cancels, saying that she got some help from her friend and she thinks she has it down. I'm thrown for a loop - she just confirmed this meet-up about 2-3 hours before. So I respond "Ok. You just freed my night up and I just got my beauty rest." (The beauty rest thing was a joke reference to how I told her earlier I was having trouble sleeping) She responds "Haha well sorry for almost taking up your time!!"
So at that point, even though it seemed we had something starting, I pretty much just got cancelled on without a counter. I decided to be a little distant the next day in class, which is an optional test review day.
I get there first again. She sits beside me, normal spot and we say hi. I make more of an effort to talk to the other people around me and also to participate in class. We say a few words to eachother but no real conversation and I am being cordial. The prof lets us go and I get up to leave. It looks like she is going to stick around to study there, so I look at her until she looks up and I say See ya. She says the same, but seems a little upset/surprised I'm leaving so early.
On to today. It was an exam day so just a little talking before class. We take the exam. I catch up with her after class and we talk for a couple minutes before she says she is going to wait on her friend. I smile and casually say ok and leave.
Alright - can someone give me insight? Did she just return the favor for the lukewarm shoulder I gave her yesterday? Hard to get? Was I just a study buddy all along, or was there real attraction? The escalation in the first day we interacted seemed like real attraction - how many girls would give their number to a guy, let them in their car, tell him where she lives on campus etc. with ZERO attraction? Not to mention all the eye contact and body language.
So guys (thanks if you've read this far) - what is my next move? I need guidance.