Re: Opening with a Text
Get rid of the money in this equation bro. Money is a serious downer, even in serious relationships. Get her interested, text her, call her, whatever you AND her are comfortable with. Get a conversation going and finally ask her out, maybe buy her a drink or two. Just be careful as she could be looking for this and only want a free drink or two and could even be doing such with a couple different guys.
Finally stand up and be confident here. I know you don't want to scare her away but not doing anything will cause more damage than doing something as her interest could easily just fade...away....
Throughout history the predator has gone in for the kill. So swoop in and bite her where it feels good, perhaps your potential kill will become fresh meat indeed.