This girl I met found me so attractive she basically said it pulled her out of her comfort zone. She's recently out of a bad relationship and wants to build trust and a friendship before dating again. She's not into flings or one nighters. Is it as simple as she said? She talks to me all the time now and usually not about serious things. I just joke and lightly flirt, figuring it's going to take some time.
because she is considering you seriously, most guys are quick to assume that it means 'friend zone' but if a girl is showing obvious interest and holding back on physical contact or specific romantic dates, is because she wants to take her time and let you both get to know each other. it is also so that you get to like her for who she is aside from just a potential sexual mate so she knows you would like her more than just looks. thats at least why i do it
She likely is testing the waters. Be her friend not just because you want to date her but because you generally care about her. Respect her boundaries, be a good friend and be trustworthy. If she was just out of a bad relationship, you need to show her you're going to be a good person and help her better herself. If you be patient, you'll improve your chances of being with her to romantically.