Comments within quoted textthanks for all the replies. I am kicking myself. pretty much the day after our date London started talking about shutting cafes and restaurants and bars.
I invited her over to watch a movie <—pull could be better by spiking her emotion/imagination refer to previous comm with her
but she said she was staying at home and avoiding contact with people. I said "OK well maybe let's catch up in the summer when this is all over". <—- good push
She replied "if we survive" followed by "I'd love that" after quoting my message and then "Look after yourself" <—— dead air would increases tension
to which I replied "You too".<—- followed, completed comm cycle decreased tension
the next day she texted me asking how i was doing <—- girl speak ‘did you get laid with someone else’? No, cool. I’m still on top
and when i said fine replied she was feeling sad because travel restrictions meant she couldn't see her parents and she was all alone with no support. <—- bait, is he thirsty? Will he invite me again?
I replied "it must be hard for you. but stay positive i am sure everything will go back to normal soon". <—- free empathy almost supplication, decreased tension, good no new offer good push
She ignored this. <—- she quit you before you quit her
but then the next day sent me some silly internet meme making fun of coronavirus. <—- breadcrumbing
this texting pattern is quite typical throughout the time i have known her. i guess it is her way of keeping me as an option without having to invest by engaging in actual conversation. <—- wants banter and increasing sexual tension not a feel good text buddy relationship