Have you considered approaching her father and asking his permission to court his daughter and even (perhaps) offer to have a chaperone along if he chooses. Then, if you get his permission, you can then ask her again. But, as others have warned, be prepared for rejection. Just because her father might not ob<x>ject, doesn't mean she will automatically agree. Good luck.
As I said before, Good Luck!!
I think since she has not even suggested getting together in the last 9 months, she's strictly interested in you as a friend. <br />
If she felt differently, she would let you know.
If she takes the chance to text you, she would also take the chance to express some sincere thoughts your way. I'm not sure that you aren't reading more into this than there is, BUT; you know your culture and traditions best. Why not suggest again that your interested in her and see her response. That would be one way of knowing.
'Like' is the key word here.<br />
I would say she likes you. Does she 'want' you? Impossible to tell from graphics in a text.
She only likes you, some people are more expressive but don't read anything into that. You asked and got a no, why are you trying to read anything more than that? You can always ask again (and be very ready for the consequences) but I wouldn't waste your time if you can't handle being 'just' a friend through text. As other's have said getting out of a friend zone is not easy. If your culture is that different think how you would need to 'propose' to her handling all the so called issues, get to know her friends etc. It's actually easier to dream than to do something concrete about it. Do you want to abide by the 'cast' rules of your society?
befriend her friends, it sounds like you should just 'marry' your friendship networks.. If you are a good person and your intentions are seen as honorable you may actually get closer to her.
She just likes you.
To me, it seems like she is interested only in friendship. Girls have a tendency to let their true feelings sneak out... if she liked you as more than a friend, you would have no doubt.
It's hard to say. Perseverance does pay off sometimes, but if she has already friend-zoned you, it could be difficult to turn her mind around.
This is a fish in the sea moment- who needs the luggage
You need that Űrber daddy crap?
"purely because her dad is super-strict..dangerously so, in fact. She said so herself..."