It sounds like she is sending mixed messages and you should want to know which she really means. Sometimes people who have only friendly intentions are comfortable going out on those terms. You have to figure out whether they were dates or just a get together between friends. Was there sexual intentions. Was there any physical affection. Was there talk about being a couple. You have to really rehash these in your own mind. Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
I think I would ask her but not in a pushy way. Tell her you are receiving mixed signals and this is leading to confusion. Whatever answer you get has to be the answer. You don't know if you could work on this relationship gradually over the next few months. I know she has said she doesn't want the wrong idea but you can still ask her about the signals you are getting.
It may be as you said not the right time. It is up to you to hang in there or not. Maybe you will never be more than friends or that could change tomorrow
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a degree this is not helping. It is exactly how I've interpreted the situation. It would help a great deal if you could tell me if it seems like she is playing games, not sure what she is feeling or just using me to fill her current voide..