Sexual attraction can be built in time. When you spend time with someone and draw out the process of dating you can see the person as a whole, versus purely on a physical level.
When you do ‘come out’, you understand that there is a vast variety of people and different relationship models that work.
Don’t become jaded by rejection. You may have to meet a lot of people but hey, it only takes one.
If you want to text, call or see the person, just do it. The games are a waste of time.