Hey guys, so here's the quick low-down on my situation (which isn't big but your help could seriously help me through future "endeavors" as well): So there's this girl I know from back home and only occasionally talk to say... every few months because she's across the country for school right now. Basically, this girl is an easy 8 and two years older than me, but.... who would that stop?
Anyway, she randomly hit me up yesterday just saying hey, well actually "how's dooz" (whatever that means). I tried to casually start things up a bit saying "hey! how've you been?" ANNNND she gave me the old "I'm good u?" which left me with no hook points or anything. All the time I see girls not giving guys anything to work with, which leads to my first question:
what are some good things to lead with to get her to give up some hook points and continue the conversation with?
in case it matters, there's been about 2 or more hours between each of our texts since I've been trying to follow that whole 'wait longer than she does rule.' To try to get things going I gave a bit about some of my current struggles and then said "but I climb and have been doing some other cool stuff so that helps" hoping she would add into that. Good or bad move? That was sent later last night and she didn't reply til 3:30 pm today saying: "I'm sorry! well keep climbing then." I'm still stuck in the same place and am not sure how to get out.
Any thoughts on what I should do?
The only two things I could think of now are trying to be funny and saying "I was beginning to think you forgot to respond haha" and/or "I'm sure you're probably having a great time out there though!" (Arizona State) What are your opinions on these or some other little phrases that can be used to get her involved in the conversation? (I this is kind of long, so thanks for baring with me guys)