Dropping hits is pretty much the safest way to approach anything in life. If the person notices the hint and decides to do something about it then it's your lucky day, but if they decide to ignore it, then you will just have to assume that they didn't get it and that way no one gets to go through the pain of rejection and feeling unwanted. But sometimes, when you want something really badly, you feel the need to keep dropping hits until the other person finally decides to either turn the offer down or accept it.
One time I was texting my bf and told him that I bought a vibrator for the nights he was away at work or something rather. his exact response was, "oh cool, what colour?" I sent him a pic of it and he replied with "can you put it up your butt too?". I sent him a text replying, "come over and find out" and he replied two minutes later, "nevermind, I just Googled it"
Me: so you're saying, if i like this guy,i should just be straightforward and ask him out?
Me: ok, do you want to go out with me this Friday?
Him: ya, just like that, it was perfect.
My then-not-boyfriend and I were waiting at the train station on my train home; he would leave with the bus after it arrived. My train came and I thought 'fuck it' and kissed my then-not-boyfriend on the mouth. Immediately after, I jumped on the train, on which the doors then closed. I didn't see his reaction nor felt it so I sat pretty anxious on the train, thinking I ruined itall. About 5 minutes later, I got a text saying:
'That was meant as a friends kiss, right?'