If a girl says she’s not ready to date atm but she likes spending time with you & suggests getting to know better as friends, should you back off?

After asking her out she said she thinks he’s fun & really likes spending time with him but not ready to date. And suggests hanging out more as friends and getting to know one another better.
Yes step back and don’t see her too much
No see her as friends and get to know her
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If a girl says she’s not ready to date atm but she likes spending time with you & suggests getting to know better as friends, should you back off?
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