They can even have an experience similar to the experience the John Malkovich character has in Dangerous Liaisons. In Dangerous Liaisons John Malkovich seeks to make a base sexual conquest of Michelle Pfeiffer and falls in love with her in the very act of doing just that. Spoiler alert: things don't end well for either of them. I'm not saying that this young woman I can go on and on about has fallen in love with me, but I will say that I'm not much interested in dating this person at this point in time. I promised I'd be nice to her if she reached out to me somehow, and I'll try to make good on that.
Her friends can stop acting on her behalf at the coffee shops I go to, if such a thing even goes on. These minor flirtations and gestures that may attempt to speak for her or otherwise comment on things would just constitute flogging a dead horse at this juncture moving forward. It's time to put up or shut up. This young woman stirred up a very volatile mixture with her shenanigans, or rather, it would have made for a volatile mixture, had I "cooperated" in the least from the very beginning until today.