Thanks for the info. It sounds like she has been up front about where she is...she likes you but isn't ready to go to the next step. does that mean you pack it in and give up the chase? No. It sounds to me like she is saying she would like to get to know you better and when she does and things continue to progress, then she will go out on a date and possibly become more affectionate. I would continue on the path that you have been...spending time, making her smile, chatting and let her get more and more comfortable with you. You can also let her know again that you are interested and you understand she wants to get to know you better so you are happy to do so and then will ask her out again in a bit of time. How much time? Let your gut be your guide. When you see her relax a bit more and desire to be with you more and more that is when you can make an offer for a proper date to get to know one another even more.