I've known of this girl for a few years but never spoken to her. Last month, I had a chat with her and fell for her instantly and since then we've met up a few times, been texting each other and getting to know each other.
Today, I told her that I like her and she let me down gently by saying that she "hasn't really had enough time to get to know me yet." I took it as straight-out rejection, but thinking back on it now it seems like it could become something positive... All I have to do is spend more time with her and get to know each other better?
Now that it's out in the open, I've been a bit more jokey about how I feel about her too... like... I'll invite her out and say "it's a date, by the way" and wink or something playful.
What should I be looking to do now? I feel like I still want to pursue her because she's really amazing but I don't know whether there might be something for us in the future or whether she was just sugar-coating her answer to let me down easy, and actually she'll never feel any different about me even if we got really close.
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Just let he take the lead you did the job by telling her you like her now it's up to her whether she wants you or not. Just keep hanging out with her but do NOT come on to strong. Because sometimes when a guy tells me he likes me and I don't know them to well they act jokingly about it like saying whenever we hang out is a date and it sometimes bugs me. But hang out with her friends and your friends.1