I don't know of any PUAs who still recommend waiting a couple of days to text since ~2014--so it seems you're arguing against a strawman. Before that, it made sense because that was pre-smartphone, pre-insta, pre-tinder and you could expect a girl's emotional attention span to last longer than 24 hrs. But these days, from the time you meet the girl, it's pretty much tonight, tomorrow, or never. There are exceptions to that, but you can't count on them.I'm kinda tired of PUA's ranting about the "don't chase women" schtick, clearly they don't live by it and are mostly unattractive dudes speaking on the fact. If you chase sex, you chase women. If you're unattractive, women won't initiate anything, you have to make the first and last moves to even get her to clock you, and she can easily lose interest and bail and find someone that's checks most of her boxes in this women privileged dating environment. The tactics of "don't chase" don't work in a dating environment where everything is so fast, women have bottomless pitt of options, and will ghost you over saying one thing slightly wrong.
You stop texting her, someone else will text her.
You stop initating dates, someone else will initiate dates.
You stop f*cking her , someone else will give her the d*ck.
A woman can be highly attracted to you and still do these things because of pride. They all have too much pride (and options) . Ignoring her for several days and calling it "not chasing", doesn't make guys different from the rest of the men she's talking too, women will lose interest and forget your name in a second. I had a woman I met at a smoothie shop a year ago who insisted on giving me her number after striking up a conversation about a infamous painter we both liked, I thought me texting her a week later and keeping it brief would give me more mystique (idiot of me) and she completely forgot my name, where we met, what we were talking about, and I think she got scared and blocked me.
Everything is more nuanced than PUA'S claim, Men and women aren't one dimensional. They are investing in women, or getting escorts and braggin about that . Its misleading.
Also, I'll text girls multiple times over the course of a couple days/weeks even if I don't get a response, assuming I still want her at that point. 0 ****s given, I've had too many girls swerve and then suddenly be DTF the next time I hit them up. Guys just don't understand what a hot girl's reality is these days--like one time I was laying in bed with a girl who had a verified IG and she pulled out her phone to show me something and she had ~200 unread texts, ~700 unopened snaps, and ~2000 unopened IG notifications. And that was in a few yrs ago--things are even crazier now. And guys worry that she didn't respond to one text (that was probably boring af cause most guys suck at texting anyway).
As far as worrying about whether you're chasing or not, that's the definition of low value. It's only chasing if you let your emotions get tied up in it--but no one's consistently bagging hot <22 y/o girls without dealing with a lot of flakiness (unless they're pulling them for SNLs, which is usually the way to go if logistics allow). And worrying about a girl's perception of you pre-sex is dumb af--you don't even exist to a girl until you fvck her. Also, worrying about whether you "really have" a girl or not is also weak af--bordering on delusional--idc where I am on a girl's roster, but chances are it's a roster, and the squeaky wheel gets the grease.