Re: The fine line between persistent and needy
For me, what works is focusing on the girls I have momentum with after writing them. Momentum to me is answers that are not cookie cutter or one or two word answers to open ended questions. When I feel a girl is putting some effort into her responses, to me that indicates interest and thus I shoot for building momentum. If I see after 2-3 emails back and forth that responses are still short and without thought, I stop emailing the girl as she will either not accept a # close or be flaky. For example, if I write a girl on POF and she writes back right away, and her emails appear to have a bit of thought behind them, I write back right away. A lot of times, I can get a # close within 15-20 minutes of the first message. You need to find that fine line between getting the Number Close as quick as you can to her feeling comfortable enough to give you her #. For me, it's between 4-6 emails. It will take some trial and error to find your sweet spot. Then I initiate meeting up via text. Initiating meet ups via email hasn't worked that well for me. Meet up initiation via text has had a much higher rate of the meet ups actually occurring.
Now that you have the #, initiate a meetup. Don't Fluff on texting, as the fluff talk has already occurred via the weeks of emailing. Be direct, ask her which part of town she's at (if it's a big city) and "you" figure out a time and a place to meet. Keep it simple, meet up for a drink, a coffee. If you hit it off, maybe venue change to treating her to dinner. Now that you have the #, it's now all about you being the man with the plan
Hard work equals hard bodied sexy women in your life. Picking up women = putting in the time and effort go get good at it. Most naturals have put in this time and effort without it appearing as time and effort to them!