you guys are too fucking dramatic. You don't have to "cut contact" or block the girl, just stop texting. Rejection is part of dating, you're not gonna be a perfect love match with every girl you meet.>>19884227
You're right but it's a tricky balance. If you spill out all your feelings and make yourself too vulnerable in some big confession, you give her too much power, the "chase" is over, and she will lose interest. But if you're TOO aloof, if you act like you're not taking her seriously or make it seem like you're just playing the field, then she will feel like she's wasting her time, and move on.
If you were trying to make this girl your girlfriend - you have to be clear about your interest and what you're looking for in a relationship. Just don't get too clingy or heavy, don't make her feel too smothered. Like you shouldn't be intentionally acting aloof, you should just have other things going on in your life that are important to you, so she isn't the sole focus and constant #1 priority of all your attention and feelings. You get what I mean? This all works better if you're not just faking it.