Background: I met an attractive girl at work about two weeks ago (she's a cashier and I'm one of the truck drivers). Said 'hi' to her a few times (usually when I'm passing the registers on my way back to the delivery office), chatted briefly with her on a couple of occassions (no more than a couple of minutes each time), and it seems like she's pretty cool. She's very outgoing, which is great, since I'm not much of a talker. Last weekend: I call up by best friend while I'm on my lunch break to find out what the plan is for his fiance's birthday. He informes me that he invited the cashier who I'm interested in (we all work at the same place), and suggests I pick her up (I'm such a noob at dating so he's always trying to help me out). When I get back to work, she (the cashier) comes up to me and asks if I know the plan for my friend's birthday. We discuss it, I offer to pick her up, she gives me her number and tells me to call her later that night. She ended up driving herself since she didn't think she was going to stay at the bar as long as the rest of us, since she had to work the next day. We met up at the bar, had a few drinks, danced together a handful of times, had a great time. She ended up staying until closing with the rest of us. After the bar (memory is a little hazy since I was pretty drunk): She calls me ~15 minutes after we all leave the bar , tells me she had a great time. I suggested that we do it again sometime. She said something along the lines of "bear with me, I'm working a lot and going to school right now, etc. etc." I told her that was fine and I had no problem with it. Problem: I found out that she had broken up with her boyfriend the night of my friend's birthday. I had a great time with her that night and I would really like to pursue a meaningful relationship with her. However, I don't want to end up being the "rebound guy," or find my way straight to the friendzone. How do I prevent that from happening?