A heart can stop beating for a while, one can still live. ~ Suzanne Finnamore
You need a happy ending to your hunting spree, but you are running out of luck. Only your mind represents the place where your dizzying optimism prevails. You argue that your latest plan to start dating her doesn’t go far enough. Why not extend the fun all the way and consider marriage? Surely, she must be seeing you as a serious candidate for the vacant hubby role. Definitely, she must desire to see your game plan end up in holy matrimony with her.