I am currently going on dates with just one girl at the moment. I've gone on a lot of first dates with in the last month or so, but this one girl is the only one I've gone past first date with. I understand the importance of dating multiple girls at the same time, but me talking to only one girl at the moment is not entirely by choice. This is probably where the problem begins, but please allow me to talk about it.
Since our first date, we've been maintaining a line of communication through texts almost daily even though a lot of ppl have told me how important it is to follow the 2- or 3-day rule to "make myself not readily available" and "increase her interest level" and stuff. She and I have been sending playful and flirtatious texts to each other quite a bit. There were days she initiated, but I am usually the one who initiates. Anyway, we went on our second date recently. I had a good time, she said she had a great time. She asked me at one point, "How did you come up with this date idea?" Physically, hand holding and kissing are the furthest extent to which we have gone. Thought things were heading in the right direction, but I kinda feel that her reactions to my texts are a bit different now. I probably shouldn't think too much, but I feel like her responses are now slightly less playful. She still reciprocates, but I feel like I am doing more of the pursuing that she does. I am left to wonder if her interest level has dropped for whatever reason. Got me thinking that I perhaps shoulda texted two or three days after date #2 to get her wondering whether I really want to see her or not. But then, I am also thinking that she might have seen that as me playing games. I am so confused.
Anyway, I called her yesterday evening with a date plan in my mind. I wanted to try a different approach. I wanted to call because I thought I would be able to set the date up quicker and more efficiently. She didn't pick up but sent me a text a few mins later: "Hey, I am out watching the game with friends." I responded, "OK." I called again several hours later because I wanted to accomplish the goal. "Still out" was her response. I haven't done anything since then, but she has not reached out to me yet. No text, no call since her last message.
Should I just do nothing and let her come to me? I think the answer is yes because I have already called her twice. I do wanna see her again and get to know her better, but I obviously don't wanna seem desperate and too eager. Gosh, I wish dating were simpler...