Sometimes you don’t need a guy to kiss you or date you. You don’t even need him to wine and dine you (although, a cocktail or two is appreciated). Sometimes, a little bit of comfort and conversation goes a long way. You just need someone who listens to you, notices you, flatters you, asks you to dance, and makes sure you have money to get home safely.
Maybe he wanted more. Most likely he did. But he didn’t push too hard, or make things uncomfortable. And then the next day, he sends you a bouquet of flowers so you can become the envy of the office again.
Don did that for Joan.