There’s a difference between a random occurrence and a habit. If he misses a message or forgets to text back one time, it’s no big deal, but if he’s constantly leaving you waiting on a reply for days at a time, it’s pretty damn clear he’s not interested. He’s not answering (or at least not answering quickly enough) because you’re not on his mind. He texts you when it’s convenient for him, which is most likely when he’s horny or bored.
#9 Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You don’t have to wait for him to ask you questions about yourself. It’s okay for you to ask him questions. Keep in mind that in reality, you want to ask him questions on the date. So, ask basic questions, of course, in a non-interview way, but make sure you save some for when you meet face-to-face. [Read: A complete guide to texting before the first date]
@Eric, ask yourself and please be honest (I know that you like being straightforward) if that woman was indeed the one* (let me clarify the one, wouldn’t want you to think that I am stuck in a Disney Movie ending). The one: being a woman that you would consider as a serious long term partner, that you would be proud to introduce to your family and with whom you could see yourself having children. Would you really risk losing the relationship by blaming not responding to a text because you are busy.