Marinate (verb). Forms part of the act of psychological warfare often played by exes and other fuckwits. This rather mean spirited attempt to play games involves messaging someone to put the feelers out there, then just letting it sit a bit. Season & marinate... If the person wasn't interested, they'll probably be at the very least curious... But if they are keen, it might make them really keen (if the person is a bit stupid/ insecure/unconfident). Even though you've made the move, you get to reestablish the power.