Sounds like she likes you more than most people, but isn't feeling anything intense.
And to the person who said strippers are never sincere. that is not true.Actually, I'm more of an expert on escorts, and sort of translating what I know in that area to strippers. But. the reason I used the word vulnerable so strongly was because when you do sex work, you end up having this emotional armor around you. It is. REALLY nice. So. you do have reactions to people, they are just a few temperatures cooler than normal. There ARE some bad eggs in the business who are just."gold diggers" and slightly sociopath-ic messes, but plenty of them are talented. A lot of girls are attracted to the business because people have been rough with them- either emotionally or physically- and they are seeking out affection. I know it's just as foolish to go to a prostitute to find true love as it is for a prostitute to secretly hope for love from a client that she also happens to be "fatally" attracted to.
On the harsh side, the bad ones love the sincere attention, because they themselves do not know how to BE sincere. It's like liars- they love to hear the truth because they themselves dispense so little of it!
Do you just want to be her friend and get to know her, or date her? ;)
My advice is as follows: Considering her line of business it's kind of in her job description to give guys false hope in order to keep her bank account well padded. Give her your business card and tell her you'd like to take her out. If she calls you she's either a) a gold digger or b) interested. I'm sure you wouldn't be the first guy to want to take her out so it's probably in your best interest to put the ball in her court.
Well. I'd say the stripper or escort will be more sincere and like any girl show symptoms of a crush (depending on how MUCH she likes you.) But. I have to say that often the kind of guys that really like the girl are not the kind of guys that the girl might like. It's a really weird sociological discovery into how often things aren't reciprocal. But look for sympathy, SMILING, and ANY kind of sign that she is letting down her stripper armor and being a little bit more vulnerability. So, if I had to answer this question with one word it would be "vulnerability."
PS. I might be wrong about some of my comments because I keep applying what you asked about strippers to girls who escort. So maybe there IS a big difference between the two, and maybe strippers are more likely to be users than people escorting. people escorting are involving themselves a lot more. This could be another question. Are people who have sex for money more sincere than people who strip for money? Lol.
I can tell you now, as a stripper, we like your money. We know you like the attention we give you, that's why we get money. So it would make sense that we do what makes you happiest, because we get more money. Affection=Money. It's our job, you can't be a car salesman and point out all the flaws in the car, you have to make sure they like what they hear, right? Girls get very rich because we know what guys like you are thinking, and that is, "Oh, I bet that means she likes me." Nope, sure don't. We like the fancy apartment you are paying for. Cold hard truth.
With a stripper, you can't assume that any affection they are showing is sincere. They act that way with everybody. That's what they do for a living. I'm sure right after you left, she was doing the same thing to another guy. Don't expect her to think of you as anything different than every other dude = you are only a paycheck to her. As most guys are to most women.