For my experience women don't like "dates". Too much pressure or they nervous or something. Instead I just invite girls to hang out. something casual often with a group but then I ignore the group and spent most if not all my time with her. Hell, sometimes I invite girls to run errands with me. When I started doing flake rates dropped dramatically. People now a days date formally or a least not until they are official. I think it dumb but texting and social media has made such things too awkward for you typical single.
I think its hard for girls now, people are making them scared to go on a date and plus sometimes family get in the way. Sometimes famliys are too strict that they will stand at the door and ask where are you going at this hour. Expcually around this day and age with people hurting or killing people or kidnapping them.
What happens? Do other plans of the girls get in the way? do you guys just stop texting?
Depends on where you are finding these girls. If you are finding them online... I would not expect much. I have gone on a date with 1 in 40 Tinder matches. To be fair... it is Tinder but the same rules apply for other apps/sites. Even then, I think I am lucky to get several dates out of Tinder.
A lot of people are nervous meeting up or are just into the attention/validation and have no intentions of ever meeting up.