Re: IOIs VS Friendliness: What's the Difference?
I had a similar question when I first started gaming. I used to classify almost each and every response of a girl as an IOI or IOD. Especially when texting since I couldn't focus on her body language at all.
Over-analytic much you say? Well, maybe...
After some small successes, I realized those classifications aren't that important. I stopped caring so much and started to go with the flow instead.
If I'm interested in that girl, meh, that's pretty much all I need to go to the next level. After some point, I didn't care if she's interested in me at some point of our interaction, because I knew, she eventually would.
It's not about who I was or who I'm going to become.
It's about who I am. Do it right here, right now.