I met this girl at a bar last week and we got along really well. We chatted for about half an hour, and although her body language said that she was ready to get physical, I choked, and she ended up leaving the place. However, i got her number, and for the last week or so we've been doing some cutesy text message flirting. I asked her if she wanted to get lunch next week and she said that it sounded good. There's a catch though - she told me that she was very busy, and that there will be a couple of her friends there as well. To me, this sounds absolutely awful - worse than if she had flat out refused to see me. Her friends will undoubtedly be suspicious of the guy from the seedy bar, and I won't get to be alone with her at all. To use David DeAngelo's terminology, this seems very much like a meeting that is going to increase affection, as opposed to attraction.
What's your advice, PUA Forums? Go along and try to play the long game, suggest an alternative meet-up, or bail altogether and call this one a lost cause?
Could really use some help with this.