They called me the love doctor back in my hay-day, so I’m naturally curious about this post! I think we have a wonderful opportunity here to cross two insanely powerful human intellectual curiousities: love-psychology and computer science. As they say, failures are great learning opportunities. Text activity between you all was pretty high and consistent compared to situtations in which numbers are exchanged, interest isn’t initially reciprocapted, and someone doesn’t text back in the first place. Those quick-drops are a lot less devastating. But in your scenario, you had them for so long! Big ups! I wonder what you’d find if you further dove into why they stayed devoted to your conversations for so long, why did the decline start to happen. I’m speculating, since I don’t have all the details, but maybe plausibility of things developing further weren’t there from their perspective. Maybe progress was slowing and so interest did as well? In my sad, sad experience often times the other person has lost interest when the “chase” became more of a “light jog”. Consistency was the measure of a successfull pursuit, and that means consistent progress.
I’m sending you positive energy and best wishes in all your future endeavors with future love interests. We all gotta reach the top of that rollercoaster sooner or later.