I met an amazing girl through my work. I do medical device sales and she does sales for a brochure company that was trying to gain our business. She is/was (leave today) in town from Michigan and she travels all over the US doing this during the weeks. As our meeting ended about work I told her that while she was in town I would like to take her out and show her the city while she was here. She agreed and told me to text message her cell phone that afternoon and she would get back to me when she was done with her appointments. I did just that and we talked back and forth all that same evening. This was a Thursday and she was headed back to MI the next day and would be back in my town this week. Monday night of this week I took her to a very nice place down in the country club plaza district of Kansas City. We had an amazing time and talked for around 4hrs or so through dinner and a few glasses of wine. I didn't try anything fresh and I just dropped her back off at her hotel and before she got out she gave me a hug and told me thank you etc... When I got home I sent her a message (do people not talk on the phone anymore? Guess not) and told her that the conversation we had was the best ive had in quite some time and that I could tell she was an amazing person that I would like to get to know better. She replied with "oh your sweet, I had a good time myself" or something to that nature. Tuesday I met her for lunch and we just chit chat and yesterday evening she was going out with her friends. I was already out with my friends and asked if she wanted to meet for a drink later in the evening, and she said that she was pretty tired and had to get up early the next day for her appointments before she flew back to Detroit. Through small talk and other messages she had used the term "Buddy" like "sorry buddy" or "see you tomorrow, buddy" or whatever.. which was kind of a "entering friendzone" type thing to me.. but whatever. My question is.. Is this worth pursuing? I've never been one for long distance relationships, but I'm not opposed to giving it a shot. She lives in Detroit and I'm in Kansas City MO. Do the buddy comments already throw me in the land of the friend zone? (my first thought was yes, but would like other opinions) I know her last relationship was from Detroit to Phoenix and she ended up finding out the dude was cheating on her or so she said. She had met this gentleman through her previous job. I have had no contact with her so far today. She flys out at 6pm. Cliffnote: Met amazing woman, she lives in MI and I live in MO. May already be in the "Friends only" zone with her. Wondering if pursuing a LD relationship is worth it, or if I should save time and face and just let this one go on continuing to be friends.. or ?