Forced your hand by leaving you hanging and wondering as the next move (even if it’s to not move at all) is exclusively yours now.
It’s both a flirt AND troll move. Now, he owns you.
Hours later, you brought it up though. It’s a kind of trauma that has to be aired. Minor trauma – flirting or trolling – and a positive as you’re open. Had you a different personality, it could have been threatening and led you to fear, or another personality type, to obsession.
But, you’re Koen, a butterfly going from flower to flower, which is the best approach. Light touch, little impacts you. It’s a good way to be.
If you deal with enough personality types, same situation can be received MANY different ways, even with the same words. It’s quite amazing to me tbh.
Most people are satisfied with their singular interpretation as “correct one”. I like the variety found among humans.