Background info: I just moved into college for my freshman year. I had been dating the same girl for the last 5 years of my life, and things began to change. About the time that our relationship started to weaken i met an awesome girl, who we will call Kendra. She is most definatly the coolest girl i have ever met, and we have so much stuff in common it is almost scary. I began hanging out with her quite a bit, and then me and my girlfriend broke up. We didn't break up due to Kendra, but i do admit that i was attracted to her in "that way" while me and my ex were still together. The more time i spent with kendra the more things started to progress. It wasn't uncommon for us to cuddle while watching movies, and i slept in her bed with her a couple nights. The feeling i get with this girl is amazing, and plus i haven't had something like this happen to me since i was like 14. It felt so good to actually have things not be so predictable as it was with my ex. I really started to think that we were going to end up in a relationship, but then we talked about it. Kendra brought it up and basically said "is it ok if we can just be friends..." I basically told her that i was really wanting to talk to her about this, and that i was seeing us going somewhere with our relationship. She basically goes on to say how i really don't want to date her right now, and that she thinks i need a little bit of time since i just got out of my long-term relationship. She also says she had definately thought about us being in a relationship, but that she thinks she has to many complications and problems that i would be stuck with if we started a relationship. So basically she said "I just want to be friends, at least for now" I am trying to understand what i should do now. I know most of you are gonna say that this is here easy way to say she doesn't want to date me...but the thing is I know she does. To be honest i am more hurt by this than i was when my 5 year relationship ended . Things aren't awkward whatsoever, but i just don't know what my actions should be from here on out. We will definately stay good friends, but i eventually want to take it to that next step. I know she probably wants the same, but when do i know? I really don't want to be placed in her "friends" list and have her feelings change to just a friend, and then when the time comes that she wants a relationship again..she won't be into me anymore.