A month ago, a kid she knew slightly started texting her. They texted every night for a week or two, talking about all kinds of stuff. When another boy asked her to prom, she informed the first kid that she had gotten asked but didn't really want to go with the boy who asked her. The kid who she'd been texting with immediately asked her if he could take her to prom. She asked him if he was serious, because she would turn down the first boy if he was. He said he was totally serious. Then he sent her a Valentine's Day flower.
Cut to a weeklong winter break, during which the kid who asked her to prom and sent her the flower just, like, dropped off the face of the earth. Stopped texting her almost completely. When they got back to school, she said it was awkward, like he wasn't paying attention to her. Today he texted her that he couldn't do prom for economic reasons (which I don't buy), and he was sorry.
I think this kid is a little bit of a ladies man and a "player," and was surprised he had asked my daughter in the first place as she runs in a completely different crowd. While she's a little relieved that this is all over, she's upset to have gone through it. I'm upset for her as well. She did nothing wrong, and this kid was the one who started texting and flirting with her first. Anyone else go through this?