I will try to make this as short and simple as possible even though it is not.
Met this chick at college a few months ago. We really clicked; constant ioi's all night: eye contact, smiling, her touching me and stroking my hair, etc. Probably would have hooked up if this other guy was not smothering her all night, she was not interested just too nice to tell him to shove off. Got her number extremely easy, just asked for it and she gave it while smiling. Texted her like a week later trying to get her to come out to a party, she explained she could not due to her busy schedule.
The remainder of the semester was like this: would text her and either got no reply or a reply from her stating she is too busy. Over the remainder of the semester we would have small conversations together though where I got to know her better. She explained to me that she really does want to hang out with me, she is just extremely busy working two full time jobs to pay for her schooling while going to school full time as well as balancing her own friends. She even went as far to state that she would come to one of my hockey games. She still sometimes does not reply though; I just figure this is due to her being busy at work or school because why would she reply to some and not others? When I told her I was probably going back home for the summer she seemed really genuinely down about it since she would finally be less busy. She also likes my facebook statuses when I post about my life going well and it moving forward; which I interpret as her caring how I am doing.
So, a few questions:
Should I still keep being persistent with this girl? I generally text her once every two weeks to keep it simple. She is probably a 9/10 with a great personality and someone that I can definitely see myself dating.
Why does she only reply to some of my texts?
Why do I always have to text her first?
If she really wanted to hang out with me I feel like she would have already? Granted we almost have a few times but complications arose either with her or me.
Any tips to change my game up and get an initial hangout/icebreaker outta the way with this girl (if even worth it) ? I am confident enough to say that if I could just get her out with me once that my personality and style can do the rest. I just cannot tell if she is saying all of this just to be nice or not or if she is interested. I am still talking to other girls and sh1t on the side (I am at college c'mon now) but this is the one that I am truly interested in. The others I just do not feel satisfied talking to or being with, they are too simple minded for me.