The guy that I'm interested in will initiate conversations with me but sometimes, his responses are one worded. Examples include: yea, hahaha, lol, etc. He has asked me to hang out recently, but I haven't been able to due to my busy schedule.
Do you honestly like texting if you are trying to get to know a girl or do you prefer a face-face meet up?
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If he's initiating then it's obvious that he wants to talk to you.
If he's being short, he could be shy (there's not enough hints about the situation)
If he's asking you to hang out, he could be interested in you (enough hints to identify)
With a guy like this, I'm certain that he just doesn't know what to say in response to everything. He's probably a little shy socially, give him the benefit of the doubt and do a bit of both.. Text him a little before meeting up and then socialize with him face-to-face.
An alternative to being shy is that maybe he's extremely busy. There are so many assumptions the human mind can create for any given situation - but in almost all outcomes "YOU" are not going to be part of the problem. If he's shy, that just means he hasn't had the experience to learn as much as others have.. If he is busy, he's already making time to talk to you let alone invite you out... etc..
It sounds to me like he's interested based off what you've included here. I hope it helps :)