Are you going on 1 on 1 dates? Are you scaleting, ofering to go to your place?
When you are teasing her you can tell her that she may have a high fever and touch her neck.
In OP story, Jodi: "I think my friend is far better looking" You: "are you crazy? I think you have a high fever or something"
But don't you think that having boys interact with girls in this more 'wild' environment could prepare then better for the real world. Also this type of experience can remove some of the victim complex modern feminist girls have.
You still care too much about what she thinks/feels. In the end you are going to miss a change on getting laid with a girl you like because the possibility of getting rejected.
Or you will look like a confident man that knows what he wants. In the end why do you care how you look in front of her, you are not losing anything more than a couple of minutes asking a second time.
This broken phone is probably a lie, I would tell her I don't use Facebook, give me your number and I'll call you when you repair your phone. Then call her the same day.