I've had a crush on this girl for a while, but never had the nerve to ask her out beyond lunch. (we're both young professionals working in downtown, so it's easier to be casual.)
Lately, my confidence has grown, so I finally have enough nerve to do something about it. We had lunch a few days ago and the conversation was great! I made her laugh yada yada yada. It was overall a fun, positive lunch.
So my plan is in place. I waited 2 days and then texted her saying: Hi! How are you doing? Had lunch with a coworker at the place you recommended. It wad great.
Took her a couple of hours to respond with: Good...glad you liked.
Then I waited a couple of hours and said: We should meet up and hang out after work at____.
She responded this morning: Hi...thanks for the invite, but I already have a commitment.
Advice for my next move? I really like her and want to get to the next level, but I think she may think I'm a bit of a square, which I'm not...
It was a busy day at work & I didn't have time to respond after seeing it. I ended up going to the bar after work for a few beers with co-workers anyways. Then when I got home I remembered the text. I proceeded with the response.
I'm confident if I can get the opportunity, she'll realize we have a lot in common & her interests will grow.