I'd be hesitant - it sounds to me like she's pushing very hard at the dating boundary. I've never known anyone to use the "if I've been patient, I'll be 'rewarded'" thing with respect to a friendship.
I may be wrong, but I'd be inclined to keep her at arms' length for now.
Mono. Divorced, two kids (DanceGirl, 15; and PokéGirl, 12), two cats, one house, many projects.
My partner. Poly. In relationships with me, Xena, and Noa.
Poly. In a relationship with Chops. Dating others.
Married, Poly. In a relationship with Chops.
External blog with a mono/poly focus: From Baltic to Boardwalk