Ok, so there is this girl I have liked for the past year and a half or so. We have gotten close and hang out somewhat often. Last week for her birthday I took her out to a very fancy restaurant and the whole deal. After I told her that I liked her. About 8 months ago I told her to and she said to ask her to be her girlfriend ''later'', and 8 months later I did the same thing. We were sitting in my car after dinner and just talked about our feelings for each other. she said she likes me more than just as a friend, but she is afraid to be in a relationship. I'm 21 and she is 26, she has never been in a relationship (red flag?). Well the car conversation ended with atleast kissing on the cheek, which is more than she's ever done before with a boy. The thing is, I'm infatuated with her, but I'm wondering if I should just give up, because after trying for nearly a year, I'm getting the message that she doesn't want to be in a relationship, but I don't know if I could bear to just be friends. Oh yeah as an update from my last thread, the girl who's camera I deleted all the info on had it all backed up and we are back to being friends how it was before.