Having text conversations with someone you are physically attracted to is nothing short of a tightrope walk.
Rocket science is only slightly harder than finding that gentle balance between not coming off as a total creep while somehow still implying you want to get it on.
On top of that, when it all comes crashing down -- AND IT ALWAYS DOES -- how do you convince someone you just tried to bone you are still worth keeping around as a friend?
I suggest backtracking on everything you just said, like this guy so expertly did.
Things were not going too well for our little buddy over here.
And then he pulled this genius move and all was right in his world again.
Get this kid a MacArthur "Genius Grant."