Get to know her better with text messages and email that she'll be able to read and answer at her leisure. After awhile, she may feel closer to you and want to make more time in her life to see you in person.
Ask her on a low-maintenance date that won't take much time. Offer to take her out for coffee, go for a walk in the park or meet her for a weekday lunch hour if she can't devote several hours for dinner and a movie.
Find out what her extracurricular interests are to find one that you can become involved with. If she works out at the gym, rock climbs or takes a pottery and photography classes, for example, ask if you can participate in the activities with her.
Tell the girl you're interested in that you're willing to wait. Schedule a date that's several weeks out when her schedule is less hectic. Find a new pastime to keep yourself occupied until it's time for your get together.
- Be sure she's truly as busy as she claims to be and that she's not just making excuses to avoid going on a date with you. If you devise several options to get together with her and she consistently turns you down, consider finding a new girl to pursue.
- Never just show up during one of her activities or where you know she'll be. You may put her off with your aggressiveness.