So when he texts, answer him naturally, genuinely, authentically.
Then why are you doing it for the random (albiet hot) guy who got your number at the bar last night?
Would you interrupt your studies for the big exam tomorrow to check a text that you suspect is from your mom, asking how your day was?
He's either a player or not interested enough, and either way you do best to forget about him.
I don't usually start off a post with the impact points right at the beginning.
In these cases, you need a healthy dose of realism.