"May not be true, might just be her way of stopping any further date attempts by you"
^ just seems strange why she isn't forthcoming or why should lie - its ok for her to say - she is not looking for a relationship at the moment - or she doesn't share the same feelings.
"If she has her status as single and never mentions a boyfriend she is either lying to you or doesn't advertise having a boyfriend "
^her status is single. Hasn't mentioned a boyfriend - maybe she was seeing a guy back in August? Strange why should wouldn't tell me this - when she got the first batch of flowers.
"sorry, I had no idea, let's just keep it professional then".
^ yeah I did that -- it looked like she was writing a response - then didn't.
She lied because she realized you wanted something from her instead of her just taking from you. First she lied by omission, she never reveled she had a boyfriend, she appeared to be single. She does that on purpose so she can use her looks and charms to manipulate men. She will continue to act single until a guy pushes to hard, then she pulls out the boyfriend card, the boyfriend who may or may not exist. She is not the sweet wholesome girl you think, if she was the second you tried to take things to a personal level she would have said "sorry, I have a boyfriend" Did she do that? Nope. You asked her to meet, you sent her flowers twice, why didn't she say something then? Because she liked the attention and was still hoping to possibly get something out of you professionally, or possibly personally. And by personally I'm not talking romantically, I'm talking about attention or material things.
And sure she explained things out further after the fact, again that's not her being forthcoming, that's called damage control, she needs to leave you feeling like you misread things so she doesn't get outed to the world that she's manipulating her way thru life. She did a great job didn't she? You feel like this was all on you right?
Zeezack you sound like a nice guy, too nice. Stop trying to defend this woman as sweet and special, she knew exactly what you wanted and she knew exactly what she was doing by not being forthcoming. You never met her or spoke directly to her, you have this fantasy image in your head of a sweet little princess when in reality she could be a nasty ***** black widow feeding on men.