Even if she said she fell asleep early or left her phone at work, she's probably just not that into you.
My natural instinct, of course, was to assume I was doing something wrong.
As a lifetime member of the Foot-in-Mouth Club, I've long accepted that most social miscues are my own doing.
By the end, she'd reply almost immediately, which of course led me to conclude that the whole slow response thing at the beginning was purely intentional.
Though I found it annoying at the time, I didn't worry too much about it.
This is true when you're dating or when you're married 10 years.
You do not want to advertise a person with a great life who isn't ever going to be a burden or a weepy "you never pay attention to me" girlfriend and then give it all up for a relationship. It is hard in the early going to figure out if someone is going to be a good and solid partner because usually you're not going to go to your new boyfriend with a crisis and if you do, new boyfriend will usually respond the way new boyfriends do.
(Women, believe it or not, tend to be more forgiving of no-life men even though they shouldn't be...everyone should have a life..you are looking for a no-life person, it's insecurity on your part).
BUT more importantly, in pursuing this person or making sure this person likes/is attracted to YOU, you are missing all the signs that he might be a problem later on. Having your own life and your own interests makes you an attractive person.
In this article, I’m focusing on the way men and women lie to their dates and end up leading them on when they’re not actually interested.