So I met this single girl at a daytime event, and the goal here is to land a gf, not just sleep with her.
I liked her a lot, we talked and exchanged numbers, etc, but our time was limited, so she had to split. I won't get into the details of the situation, but I know for a fact that she legitimately had to go for a bit.
At that point, I was hoping for a text because I figured that would be a decent ioi, and I got one, which was great. So we had a little text banter, and eventually I ran into her again. She was clearly happy to see me and we talked a little more. I felt like there was some good eye contact and enthusiasm going on.
So we texted more later that day, and I noticed she uses a lot of "!!, lol, haha, " stuff, so I took that as a good thing, though it seems like she may just do that with everyone from what Ive seen on her FB.
I waited until the next day and friended her on facebook, but decided not to actually say anything to her until another day had gone by, at which time I sent her a FB message to strike up a conversation. It was short and to the point, touched on some of her interests, and showed her I was interested in her opinion.
I waited two days and got no reply whatsoever, text or FB message.
On day three (I'm sweating this so hard at this point), I sent her a lolcat picture because I knew she liked those.
I got what would appear to be a great response with lots of !! and and the convo continued a little, but I didn't want to push it. She even mentioned not replying to my FB message on her own and said she forgot about it and apologized.
So the following week, sort of a pattern has developed. I have texted her about every other day with a picture or something funny, and I always get good responses and enthusiasm. We usually carry a convo on for anywhere from like 6 to more 30+ messages. However, after a certain point she just disappears and doesn't respond to something, and then doesn't re-initiate later.
My goal is to get her to look forward to hearing from me and start initiating the texting herself. I want to get past this initial stage and start talking to her and getting to know her better. I think part of the problem is she might not see my intentions here and I definitely don't want to get friend-zoned. Currently, we're at a very ball-in-her-court situation, so I'm not gonna text her for at least a couple days.
Any advice on this one? She lives like an hour away from me, so it's kinda hard to just ask her to go out somewhere. But I really dig this chick and I don't wanna blow it. Pro tips, please!