I think both men and women are simply afraid to say what they're thinking in the early stages of a relationship especially. Mostly because if they really like the person they don't want to blow it, and they don't know the person well enough to feel secure with being open.
I don't know many couples who have been married for a while who don't let their significant other know what they're thinking, LOL. Well, unless they think what they're thinking might be a no no, hahaha.
If you really like her, that's a good start! She is still blessed based upon your post...I hope she becomes the love of your life.