So should I bother trying to make it a group thing or should I just forget about it?
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Not a good sign. It means she's either afraid to be alone with you, or she doesn't like you but didn't want to reject you outright -- so you can assume that she'll ditch you for her friends midway through the date. I grant the possibility that she is just incredibly sociable, but that is rather unlikely. Especially for the first date. 'tis usually a time when people want to get to know each other better, and some amount of privacy is ideal.
I would suggest that you simply turn her down. If she asks why, explain. It'll make it clear that you're not an imbecile to be taken advantage of, and at the same time give her a chance to explain herself if her intentions were innocent.0