Hey guys, so I've been in contact with this HB8.5 for about a week. Basically, the story goes:
Met up with friends at a bar, who have mutual friends with HB. Noticed her and introduced myself. Made some light joking banter (with her and her 3 female friends), but I kept getting interupted by an old high school friend and her very unattractive chaperone. Since our families are close, I felt rude to simply ignore her and continue with the HB... Obviously as luck would have it, took too long and the HB left. I chalked it up to "another one bites the dust". Mentioning to my buddy that I thought HB was cute, he told me he'd see if he could get any info from his gf. Thought nothing of it and went about my business chasing other women.
Two days later I get a text from my friend who tells me his gf mentioned to HB that I thought she was cute. She apparently told the gf to give me her number. I must have done something right lol, cause I wasn't really expecting it (since we only spoke for about 10 mins). Anyways I wait a day and say hi. Do a little comfort building and asking Q's. Her responses are detailed and she asks Q's about me. Her pauses between replies avg about 10 mins. There was one moment I tried to escalate a little.. Don't think it fell flat, but not stellar either.
HER: Anyone can do a marathon if they train for it! But a massage would be pretty nice now
ME: Maybe one day, if you gain enough points, I can help you out with that
ME: I might not be able to do a half marathon, but I'm pretty great at giving massages lol
HER: Haha well at least you've got something going!
ME: Haha I know. Can't just get by with my mediocre wit and good looks
HER: Haha nowadays I guess it just doesn't cut it. My friend and I are about to book a trip to (place). First timer over here!
Wasn't crazy about the topic change, felt really out of place. But it was the first day we were talking and maybe I made her uncomfortable. So I continued on with that convo. We texted for a few hours and then again for a full day, 2 days later. Less questioning and a little more joking about various topics.
I wanted to see if she would initiate afterwards, so waited another day; which she didn't. So here's our last convo. Just wanna see what your thoughts are on how my approach was:
ME: So I got a make it or break it question for you...
ME: Which movie did you decide to watch on Sat night? Hopefully you chose wisely, as it may be what decides me asking you out for a drink or not! lol
(30 min wait)
HER: (name of movie) I know, I know! How had I not seen it before Saturday
(make her wait an hour)
ME: Hmmm I dunno... I'm on the fence about that one. But I might just have to take a chance and ask you out anyway :P
HER: Haha it wasn't my favorite movie if that's better. When did you have in mind?
ME: Lol it definitely helps! How's Wednesday night sound?
HER: Sorry just go out of a meeting. Wednesday works for me!
(45 min wait)
ME: Wednesday it is! What time do you usually get off work?
HER: Should be out anywhere between 6-7
ME: That's good, my meeting finishes around then.
ME: Btw I'm bringing you to a strip club, since I know you're dying to go haha (said this cause during our convo, in person, she said she wanted to drag her gf to a strip club)
HER: Hahaha obviously
HER: I'll keep you posted on Wednesday, but I should be out by max 7
Basically the convo went a little further, me asking what she was up to, telling her I was out with friends. Then:
HER: Whereabouts do you live?
ME: Lol I live about 20 away from dt...
HER: Ohhhh out in the boonies!
(I wait an hour and a half)
ME: Ssshhhhh it's not that far!
She didn't reply after that since it was round 11PM. But she's said that she's in bed at that time in the past. Anyway, how do you guys feel about the exchange (the good and bad) and should I wait for her to initiate on Weds or should I, just to confirm what time we'll meet up? I don't think she'll flake, since a) she gave me her number through a friend and b) she seems into the conversations and date enough.
Let me know your thoughts guys! Thanks and sorry for the long post!