Back at her place, she cooks me dinner, we watch shows on her couch.
....and? Did you make a move? If not, you just friend-zoned yourself.
I finally take her out to see a movie in a theater that I knew she wanted to see. Dinner and a movie. She's cold, I give her my jacket.
What the hell? You were just on this woman's couch. Why would you make the NEXT meet up at a movie? That's a step back.
She takes me to a Buddhist thing she's interested in. Then we go out to a restaurant again. Always having great conversation and fun.
Three dates and no sex?
At this point, I've known her a week in person. I tell her I like her/have feelings for her
This is not how you attract women. You attract them by SHOWING, not telling. When you're on her couch, you make a move, kiss her passionately. Women want passion and a great time. You can't convince them with words.
while on a walk late at night and she tells me she likes me, but she just got out of a relationship and is trying to learn to be happy on her own for a while and not rely on others just because she's lonely. She also says that she doesn't know me all that well yet, but she's been really enjoying spending time with me. Later she also sorta mentions that she wants a guy that would be able to pick her up (and then I jokingly picked her up to prove I can do it).
She was digging on you, man. She thinks youre weak/small (and your lack of escalation is incredibly weak...you should;ve jumped her bones on the couch). She wants a big bad boy to pick her up and pin her against a wall.
Her: I want a guy who is able to pick me up.
You: I want a woman who's skinny enough to do that with.
Keep it playful/fun.
I really like this girl and want to have a relationship with her.
Get that shit out of your head right now. You'll never, ever win over 9's and 10's with that kind of needy agenda. You don't know this woman. You don't even know if you like how she kisses. You don't know if you like her naked body. You don't know if you like her personality.
Should I keep working with her on professional projects? Keep trying to take her out on "dates"? Take it easy and not see her as much? Not sure what the best way to proceed is. I'm seeing her tonight to work on some editing together. I imagine we'll also probably watch a movie and eat some dinner together.
Pull your head out of your ass, OP.
This woman HAD YOU ON HER COUCH. Think about that for a second. Set aside the idiotic princess fairy tail innocent girl fantasy you've concocted and think about that.
Then, think about how she said "she wants a man able to pick her up". What do you think she as talking about there? Picking her up and walking her past snarling dogs? Picking her up and walking with her over a rose garden?
She's picturing a dominant male (like on those romance book covers) ripping her clothes off and fucking her in a standing position.
Women are not fragile flowers and princesses. They like it dirty. They want passion, honesty, to catch a buzz then to be dominated in bed and have orgasms. Then they want to tell your their secrets in bed (or vice versa).
That's it, OP. That's all this will ever be.
If she has you on her couch again tonight, don't even wait five minutes into the movie. Kiss her passionately, and lead.