Okay, so I've known this girl for about 2 months. We hang out when we can. According to her body language (playing with hair, eye contact, smiles... etc) it seems she's into me. We flirt, but it's not blatant. Me and her snapchat almost everyday. I've asked her on dates a couple times. It didn't work out because she either was busy (she's legitimately busy) or she had prior engagements. But whenever we hang out, it's always just us two alone. I've been in her room plenty of times with just the two of us. I've contemplated kissing but was always unsure. I know she's comfortable around me. Last night I tried to go in for the kiss (in hindsight, I could've done it way smoother) and she denies me. She says "it's not you, it's everyone." I tell her it's cool". I'm not afraid of rejection. When I asked why, she said she didn't want any distractions (She's goal oriented and is a hard worker). I'm the same way. I was a little bummed, but I was ok with it. I hung around for another half an hour or so. It was the two of us on her bed watching tv. It didn't feel awkward. Before I left, I stood up and told her to come here. I said, "I can't kiss you but I can do this", and I gave her a big kiss on the cheek proceeded by a big hug. She welcomed it and we hugged pretty tight. It was tighter and longer than how we normally hug. I noticed she wasn't letting go, and she reciprocated by kissing me on the cheek. I wasn't expecting her to kiss me back. It was just as juicy as the one I gave her. After she does that, she continues to hug me tight. I initiated letting go. I could've held this embrace for much longer and might of actually got a kiss out of it. She confuses me. After I left a sent her a text saying, "U gotta try harder to kill my ego" jokingly, and she responded pretty warm. I get a snap from her the next morning without initiating a conversation. Do I just be casually persistent or forget it? I think she likes me back, but I don't know how to go about this situation.
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Maybe she just wasn't ready to actually kiss you. Maybe she likes you a lot, but like you said she is a hard worker and she doesn't want distractions, and she just thinks that really kissing you will lead to a relationship that she just doesn't need at the moment.1