Weirdest thing happened. I'd recently read about getting alternative times if a date is unavailable. So chick #10012 has a million excuses not to hang out. I flip it and say it's 2021, give me a couple of days and times to chose from.

She ghosts me. I always delete contacts when people don't respond, so she was gone from my play book too.

This week she says, hey, some friends are going out to X if you want to join or we can do something this weekend!

Now she is interested. Now I need to escalate and close. The whole friend's thing sucks because it's so hard to Isolate. Any suggestions on isolation from a friend group if I agree to X?