Just a quick little addendum here….
My friend just asked me if I had heard anything more from her guy.
I was a bit surprised, and then realized I felt relief. I replied with the honest truth: he was blocked and deleted and I didn’t assume he had any way to contact me.
I had also removed and blocked him from my dating profile.
She simply sighed “ooh” and said “he wouldn’t know if you blocked him or not.” I felt like she was fishing or at least a bit hopeful that she would hear more. I think she thought he may tell her directly, but he didn’t (or at least I didn’t ask).
It was the right thing to do, side-step that drama.