Dating : My crush followed me on instagram but then declined my follow request
Pretty much the title. I saw she started following me, so I decided to follow her back ( I wasn’t previously since we mostly just make small talk when we run into each other, though we do have friends in common). Her profile was private so it sent a request. A couple of hours later it changed back to « Follow Back » instead of « Requested ». This isn’t the first time this has happened. I’m fully aware it means that she declined the request.
Now I’ve always just accepted they don’t want me following then and moved on. But the fact that she is still currently following me is confusing. I haven’t sent another request and don’t know if I should because I know that’s annoying, and don’t want to be « that guy » you know? I also think confronting people irl about things like not following back/accepting requests is cringe, and can put the other person in an uncomfortable position so I don’t want to do that either. Still, I really like this girl. Ngl I got super happy when I saw she followed me first, but now I’m just confused
Anyway, I know this might all mean nothing and I’m probably over thinking too much. I have had literally zero dating experience my whole life and have no idea what I’m doing, so I decided to try asking here. What do you think happened? Is this actually a normal/common thing? What should I do (if anything)?