That’s not some secret sign that she wants you to pursue her.
Don’t try to say you want to be friends while hoping she’ll change her mind. You can only be her friend when you’re ready to be a friend with no ulterior motives.
If a girl really likes a guy, she’s going to maintain communication.
You can try to rationalize why girls are denying your advances and ignoring you.
That usually means she enjoys your attention but isn’t interested enough to actually meet up. But if she changes her mind on 2 or 3 occasions, she’s not serious about hanging out with you. They don’t all of a sudden realize 30 minutes before your date that they can’t make it. Men who obsess over a girl they’ve never/barely talked to. You go into damage control mode and try to convince her to choose you. And if she’s with someone else, she’s choosing him.
If you’ve tried 2 or 3 times to get a girl out with no success, leave future interactions up to her. This is especially true if she cancels last minute (within the hour) or doesn’t show up at all. And if she blows you off without giving warning, she clearly doesn’t respect your time. Once you’ve made it clear that you still want her, it’s up to her to make a decision. She’s a real person with her own values, insecurities, and baggage.
She’ll always say “we’ll see…” or that she’s not sure when she’s free next.
With online dating, some women will keep saying, “I’d like to get to know you more first.” This can happen even after you’ve been chatting for weeks. So if a woman tells you she had an emergency come up, give her the benefit of the doubt.