Re: She Poked Me First
It's funny looking at this and reading all of this now. It's almost like reminiscing on the time where I really struggled with women. Even looking at this, I can now respond naturally, flirtatiously, and effortlessly to anything thrown at me.
I have discovered that as to pokes and simple messages that involve only a "Hey", your best bet is to one up them and challenge them. For example, a girl from my college poked me, and I hadn't talked to her all summer. My response, which got a big conversation going, was this:
"Girl, I know you ain't poking me without at least giving me the lowdown on your summer!"
As I remember somebody saying on the forums, it's easy for somebody to send a message that involves minimal effort. Those girls who poke you and send the short messages all the time are expecting you to lift the finger. Put them on the defensive, force them to qualify themselves, and that will boost you up in the end.
Now how do I think you should tackle it? Well, she's probably bitter over how it seems like you stood her up in the first round. In the second round, it looks like she's just trying to use you. If you see her at the parties, or if she texts you again asking for alcohol, you could definitely use that to your advantage. Make her work for what she wants. Anyways, back to what you are asking. I would say to ignore the poke for now. Don't respond back or anything, and leave it as it is.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X