Hey gents, hoping I could get some advice on how to reply when a girl declines your invitation because she already has other commitments but seems genuinely upset that she can't join you. I've known her for a few weeks now through mutual friends and we met at a party last night. She gave me her number before leaving and I texted her a couple hours later... In hindsight I probably could have waited until today but oh well I had a reason to text so I'm not worried.
Me: Hey did u leave a 26 behind??
Her: Hey, sorry, who is this??
Me: Oh sorry it's **** lol
Her: Oooh haha HEYY! Shoot I'm sorry bout that
Her: And ah no I didn't!
Her: I might've left a tan colored bucket hat though! Please let me know if u find it!
Me: Ohh OK good then I'm drinking it hahah
Me: You mean..this one? :P
(I sent a pic of me wearing her hat)
Her: Hahaha NOOOO I want it ahh
Her: WHATTT R U SERIOUS
Her: AHHH BLESS YOUR SOUL THANK YOU THANK YOUUUU
Her: Oh my god *host* is gonna kill me last time I forgot my jacket at his house and now this 😂😂
Me: Ahh I found it while cleaning up..next time don't leave so soon!
Me: LOL omg you're a mess hahaha
Her: Oh my god ur the best!!
Her: Haha aw I wish I could've stayed longer! next time
Her: Ahaha HEYY IM NOT THAT BAD
Me: I'll cut you some slack, after all your name isn't *****
(***** got really drunk)
Me: Let's do lunch tomorrow! (Today?) I'll bring your hat 😊
Her: Aww haha poor ***** 😂😂
Her: And ahh shoot that's so sweet of you, I'd actually love to do lunch, but I'm really sorry, I already made plans to spend the day with my friend tmmrw before she goes on vacation next week I'm so sorry, this weekend is just crazy busy, I wish I could!!
So, how do I tackle a situation like this? Should I suggest a new time, or offer to have her suggest some time that works for her? We will be seeing each other on Tuesday at the studio. Should I accept her apology and eject myself from the conversation, or continue it? Last night we talked about our mutual desire to travel , I could ask about where her friend is going ? Idk guys help me out here so I know what to do for next time. Thanks