There is this girl that I really like. Recently we have been hanging out together with some of my friends. She said she liked it and wanted to come the next time too. She also wants to come to other events that I am going to. The last month we have also been chatting a lot so I think she likes me, but I don't know for sure because she has been talking a lot about her last relationship.
Her last relationship was her first relationship, and the other person brutally broke her heart by cheating before the first month of their relationship was over. She says she is so happy it's over but talks about it a lot. More then you would expect from someone who had their heart broken.
I don't want to ask her directly because we have a few classes together, and we have to travel together. If I ask her and she says no, I think the next times we spend time together would be very awkward and clumsy to talk to each other, and that she doesn't want to hang out anymore or do things together.
So how can I tactfully ask this girl if she is ready for a new relationship without messing up the connection we have.
Because I really want to ask her out but I don't know if she is ready for it. If possible I also would like some tips to check if I am only her talking buddy and nothing more, or someone to just hang out with.