Im new to the whole PUA scene and I seek advice on handling this girl i like. This is gonna be a longer post so bare with me...
So I've met this really nice girl at a party, and we hit it off quite nicely, but I didn't do anything cause of this annoying cockblock who was running a really tight defence. Many of my friends even thought he was her boyfriend but i knew better. Seeing how im new to this, I didn't want to push things, and just chatted her up a bit, and got her number. So we start texting, and and I did some text game i read on forums, and did some of my own with our inside jokes (now we text all the time, and it's always fun). This girl is great, responds to all my texts, she's funny, a really nice person, but kind off defensive about dates and such. So we finally meet up at a local convention where we spend most of our time together, so I'm thinking there is chemistry here. I call her on it, and she admits she likes me, but the problem is she just recently got out of a serious relationship, and wants some time on her own (this checks out btw). So I play it cool and say I understand, and we proceed to party all night long. Lots of hugging, Kino, but no kissing. We walk home together. And that's it. Couple of days later she visits me at work, and stays until the end of my shift and we repeat the whole walking home thing, but again she is hesitant to kiss me and step it up a bit. So again, the next weekend we meet up at another party and go home together by bus where we have an open talk about "us", and she tells me she really needs some alone time, but doesn't want to stop hanging out with me cause she genuinely likes me thinks Im great and blah blah (the more she puts her defenses up the more I want her hehe) I really don't want to come off as a needy person so Im asking for advice on what to do to escalate things (or what I did wrong) and make her change her mind. Should I be more agressive or just play it cool and give her some breathing room? Any advice is welcome.
Please help! :-)