She means that Asako might not see Miyako as a potential romantic partner at all.
She's her type, but she also her landlord, there's an age gap and she's an ex celeb. Asako unconsciously crossed her out as a possible partner (plus she's still in trauma because of being dumped: in the manga, only a few months passed).
As for why it's manga-like, maybe it's something that happens a lot in manga? We probably didn't read enough romance manga to get the ref.
Anyway, Asako seems to be traumatized by birthdays...
You're on the money basically. It's 'that you're not the type of person she would normally go for.' Someone who is reciprocative. She always chases someone or is chasing after someone and is the one who initiates it but then gets cheated on/broken up with/hurt. So having someone who is absolutely gaga in love with her is different and unknown for her and like you said, she crossed out that possibility a long time ago. (Even though we as an audience know it's not true, she is 100% into her). OR that she is so wounded that she wont get herself hurt again. She like actually doesn't know what to do when someone likes her back.
And basically yea, that it's just super melodramatic. And honestly a kind of trope considering how many yuri manga girls have that 'love isnt for me' or broken up about some deep seated trauma that wont let them be loved or understand it totally. Bloom Into You, Crescent Moon and Doughnuts, etc etc etc. It's lampshading it and that they are also the energetic marching puppy and the cool aloof older lady
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