I think that we as a guys have to be persistent, but can a guy be persistent without looking intense or desperate? I know sometimes we guys tend to look intense or desperate even if we don't mean to, but we just seem to look that way because we like the girl too much or we don't have that much experience.
You push the envelope for a moment than let it sit. Don't push too far by being an insistent nag -- no one likes that. Don't just sit and wait and watch till you get the answer you're hoping for because that rarely happens. Instead, try moving forward a little, waiting a day or two, and then proceeding with another small step. "Baby Steps" till you know what the girl wants. Of course, some guys prolong this a little too much and hit the other extreme, where the girl thinks he's not interested in her... It's a fine line to tread.
I can't respect someone that can't respect my wishes. Be polite and move on, please. Don't make us file a restraint order or ask you to stop stalking us. If that happen, your chances has drop to - 20 points. In this lifetime, it is very hard to ever be on a positive side with us if you can't respect our wishes. Experience or no experience.
Funny isn't it. I know the feeling... When you actually like and want a girl you come off as too much. When you don't give a sh*t they come off as wanting you too much... Makes you wonder how you're ever suppose to find a happy medium.