Most Helpful Girl
There are two types of girls. Those who do, and those who never do.
Yes, there are girls out there who will NEVER message a guy first no matter what. He could straight up tell her that he's basically in love with her, and she's still gonna be too much of a pussy to message him first. Okay, maybe if not exactly a pussy, just traditional as hell and not willing to let go of those old-fashioned values that the guy always has to initiate the conversation.
I personally belong in the second group = girls who have no problems texting the guy first. If I'm interested and wanna talk to the person, I'm not gonna sit on my ass waiting for hours for him to contact me. I have yet to meet a guy who doesn't like the girl taking some initiative when it comes to talking. I see absolutely no reason not to do that, and I will continue doing so, especially if, as you say, there is a bit of familiar ground. Let's not be silly and play games.
Most Helpful Guy
I dont text a "I dont text first" woman, after I hear that, I basically rid myself of them. I like talking to mature adults, not children.