In your phase of friendship answer depends on final goals (and other aspects):
- do you want to be only boyfriend for short period or do you want to be with her all your life?
- doe’s she wants to be only girlfriend for short period or doe’s she want to be with you all your life?
Keep in mind that simply trying mechanically be together is not a couple. It’s simply don’t work.
If you want serious relationship – both of you must answer each other certain dating phase questions before seriously deciding about status of your relationship and clearing empty naive illusions and waisting each other’s time.
In case of and instead of illusions – much better 2 couples could be created.
If one side is not happy – it’s not a couple. It means that sides play different games with different rules because of differnt goals.