We had a mutual crush, but timing and mutual miscommunication got in the way. Now all she does is flirt and if I show any interest she runs away. The amount of effort on her part must be exhausting. Why would be continue to do this. Just to try and punish me, to prove to herself that I could still like her? How do I deal with her? I still like her as a person, I don't want us to end up hating each other. I also see her almost daily. ...Btw she recently started dating the guy she would go to and complain to about me, but that didn't stop the coming up grabbing my hand or the kiss on the cheek (she would not let me kiss her). I also did not know they were dating at the time.