Originally Posted by nycindie
It's really simple - he would then have to tell her to stop that because it makes him uncomfortable, and physically pull away when she tries flirting and holding his hand. As long as he's wishy-washy about it, she won't stop.
I agree but I also think that if he told her spontaneously that he was no longer interested in her and then began to act cold toward her it would look like he was trying to manipulate her by giving her the old "you made your bed" routine. That is something he could never bring himself to do.
EDIT: Also who tagged this thread?